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During the Middle Ages, the surname of Caldera was used in Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Spanish names were influenced by the Germanic speaking Visigoths, who conquered Spain from the mid-5th to 8th centuries, and the Arabic and Muslim Moors who conquered the Spanish homeland from the 8th to 12th centuries. Since Spain was periodically dominated by both of these nations in its past, it shared much in common with both the Visigoths and the Muslims in the occupations they described. Many people, such as the Caldera family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary.

Caldera Early Origins



The surname Caldera was first found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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Caldera Spelling Variations


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Caldera Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Calderón, Calderon, Caldero, Caldera and others.

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Caldera Early History


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Caldera Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caldera research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1548 and 1597 are included under the topic Early Caldera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Caldera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Caldera Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Rodrigo Calderón, seventeenth century Spanish nobleman and statesman; Juan Calderón de la Parka, seventeenth century Spanish nobleman and court official; Pedro Calderón de la Barca, the last of Spain's great Golden Age dramatists; seventeenth century Spanish nobleman Rodrigo Calderón de Aranda; María Calderón, seventeenth...

Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caldera 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 or some of its variants were: Mencía Calderón, widow of Juan de Sanabria. Upon her husband's death, she and her stepson Diego set out for the Río de la Plata; Diego ended up in Hispaniola, while Mencía went to Brazil and then to Paraguay. Other early settlers of the New World were Alonso Calderón, who emigrated to America in 1513.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Caldera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Caldera (post 1700)



  • Louis Caldera (1956-2009), American Director of the White House Military Office (2009), 17th United States Secretary of the Army (1998 to 2001)
  • Jesús Caldera Sánchez-Capitán (b. 1957), Spanish socialist politician
  • Henry Caldera (1937-2006), Sri Lankan singer, songwriter and musician
  • Rafael Antonio Caldera Rodríguez (1916-2009), President of Venezuela (1969 to 1974) and (1994 to 1999)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    5. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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. 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 Caldera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Caldera 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 19 March 2013 at 08:20.

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