local origin, that is, it is a surname derived from the place of origin of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from one of several places so named in Portugal (northeast area). The name is derived from the Arabic words "al ma'ida," meaning a plateau. One of the earliest records of the surname is that of one Jose Fernandez de Almeida who founded a town of the same name in 1258.
Early Origins of the Almeda family
Early History of the Almeda family
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Almeda Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Almeida, De Almeida, Almaida and others.
Early Notables of the Almeda family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Almeda family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: a bearer of Almeida (no first name listed), who arrived in Peru in 1591; Domingo De Almeida, who came to Peru in 1580; Francisco Almeida, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816.
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