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The noble Spanish surname Almodovar is of toponymic origin, that is, it is derived from the place name Almodóvar, located in the southern Spanish province of Cadiz. Thus, the surname Almodovar signifies "one from Almodóvar."The place name Almodóvar signifies "round place" and is derived from the contraction of two Arabic elements, the definitive article "al," meaning "the," and "modovar" of uncertain origin.

Almodovar Early Origins



The surname Almodovar was first found in the town of Almodovar in the Southern region of Spain. However, experts have suggested that Pedro de Almodóvar was the original bearer of the name Almodóvar, and that his ancestral house was in fact located in Motilla de Palancar in the province of Cuenca.

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Almodovar Spelling Variations


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Almodovar Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Almodovo, Almodovaras and others.

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Almodovar Early History


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Almodovar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almodovar research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1791 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Almodovar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Almodovar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Almodovar Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Almodovar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Almodovar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton De Almodovar, who landed in America in 1826

Almodovar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jose M. Almodovar, aged 19, who emigrated to America, in 1917
  • Vecter Almodovar, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Eusebia Almodovar, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Almodovar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Almodovar (post 1700)



  • Juan Espinosa y Almodóvar, American art gallery director
  • Agustín Almodóvar, Spanish film producer
  • José Miguel Almodóvar, Spanish lawyer and founder of the association of the Press in Spain
  • Melina Almodovar (b. 1979), Puerto Rican salsa singer/songwriter, dancer, and entertainer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Almodovar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Almodovar Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 February 2016 at 12:25.

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