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Multiple Origins for the Surname Cabrera



The original bearer of the name Cabrera, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Cabrera family originally lived in one of the many minor places named Cabrera in Spain. This habitation name, which is a type of local surname that was originally derived from a place-name of towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, was originally derived from the late Latin word "capraria", which means "place of goats".

Cabrera Early Origins



The surname Cabrera was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.

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Cabrera Spelling Variations


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Cabrera Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cabrera, Cabrero, Cabrerizo and others.

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Cabrera Early History


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Cabrera Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cabrera research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1353, 1480 and 1492 are included under the topic Early Cabrera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cabrera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cabrera Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Bernardo de Cabrera, an official at the Court of King Peter IV of Aragon. In the name of the King he drove the Genovese from the city of Alghero in Sardinia, and claimed it for the Crown of Aragon. Also of note was Andrés...

Another 101 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cabrera 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:

Cabrera Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Luis de Cabrera to America in 1512
  • Alonso Cabrera, who voyaged to Santo Domingo in 1536, he subsequently journeyed to Buenos Aires to join Pedro de Mendoza, and from there to Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Pedro de Cabrera to Florida in 1538

Cabrera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gregoria Cabrera, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Petronila Clara Cabrera, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1810
  • Luis De Cabrera, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera of Seville, who voyaged first to Peru and later to Argentina, where he founded the city of Cordoba
  • Juan de Cabrera, aide-de-camp to the Viceroy of Peru Núñez de Vela
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cabrera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cabrera (post 1700)



  • Waldo Cabrera, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 6th District, 2008
  • Cesar Benito Cabrera, American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius, 2006-Seychelles, 2006-Comoros, 2006-
  • Cesar Cabrera, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Angelina Cabrera, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from New York; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Rosa María Cabrera, American professor emeritus
  • Nestor L Cabrera, American fashion designer
  • Ángel Cabrera (1879-1960), Spanish zoologist from Madrid
  • Don Ramón Cabrera (1810-1877), Carlist leader
  • Nelson David Cabrera (b. 1983), Paraguayan football defender
  • Wílmer Cabrera Linares (b. 1967), retired Colombian football defender and current assistant coach
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Cabrera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cabrera 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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