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Calderona History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

During the Middle Ages, the surname of Calderona 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 Calderona 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.

Early Origins of the Calderona family

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

Early History of the Calderona family

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Calderona Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Calderona family (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...
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Migration of the Calderona family to the New World and Oceana

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 Mencí.

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