Calva History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Calva, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Calva, 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 and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Early Origins of the Calva family

The surname Calva was first found in Castile, preeminent among the northern Christian kingdoms of mediaeval Spain.

Early History of the Calva family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Calva research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Calva Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Calvo, Calva, Calvillo and others.

Early Notables of the Calva family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were eighteenth century Cuban military officer Pedro José Calvo de la Puerta; nineteenth century Colombian politician Bartolomé Calvo; nineteenth century Argentinian...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Calva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Calva migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Calva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Calva to Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Juan Calva, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]


  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)


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