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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.
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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Almodovo, Almodovaras and others.
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.
Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Almodovar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Almodovar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Almodovar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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.