Cabrera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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".

Early Origins of the Cabrera family

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

Important Dates for the Cabrera family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cabrera research. Another 159 words (11 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.

Cabrera Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Cabrera family (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 de Cabrera, who fought for Ferdinand and Isabella in many of the final battles of the Reconquest. As a reward for his service to the...
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cabrera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cabrera migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Petronila Clara Cabrera, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1810 [1]
  • Luis De Cabrera, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • 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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cabrera (post 1700)

  • Rosa María Cabrera, American professor emeritus
  • Nestor L Cabrera, American fashion designer
  • Waldo Cabrera, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 6th District, 2008 [2]
  • Cesar Benito Cabrera, American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius, 2006-Seychelles, 2006-Comoros, 2006- [2]
  • Cesar Cabrera, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004 [2]
  • Angelina Cabrera, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from New York; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [2]
  • 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

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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