Early Origins of the Almeiada family
The surname Almeiada was first found in Sardinia (Italian: Sardegna, Sardinian: Sardigna), the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The original inhabitants were Sicels. The Greeks colonized in 735 B.C. Phoenician settlements began in 6th century. Carthaginians arrived 410. Romans
arrived, then the Saracens. Then the Norman Conquest
said to be Sicily's brightest hour, 1057 A.D. and taking 35 years. They made Sicilians the leading Maritimes power in the Mediterranean, and King Roger of Sicily
one of the greatest Kings in Europe. From Sicily
they invaded Greece. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. The family held a family seat
from the 13th century.
Early History of the Almeiada family
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Almeiada Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Almeida, Almieda, Almeter, Almeido, Almeidi and others.
Early Notables of the Almeiada family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Almeiada family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Felipa Almeida, who settled in New Granada in 1557; Jose Cruz Almeida, who settled in Philadelphia in 1810; Francisco Almeida, who came to Puerto Rico in 1816.