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Where did the Cepeda coat of arms come from? When did the Cepeda family first arrive in the United States?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Cepeda, Cepede, Ceppeda, Ceppede, Cepedas, Cepedes Cepedaz, Cepedda, Cepedde, Cepedons and many more.

First found in Aragon an ancient Kingdom of Spain.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Among the early explorers of the New World were many who settled in the Caribbean and Central America. Juan de Cepeda and his brother Gaspar came to San Juan Island in 1534.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Cepeda
  • Andrés Cepeda (b. 1973), Colombian singer and songwriter
  • Carlos Oquendo Cepeda (b. 1952), university professor and engineer from Ecuador
  • Angélica María "Angie" Cepeda Jiménez (b. 1974), Colombian actress, best known for her roles in Pobre Diabla and the films Captain Pantoja and the Special Services and Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Cláudia Cepeda (b. 1967), Brazilian actress
  • Frederich Cepeda Cruz (b. 1980), Cuban eight-time gold medalist outfielder for the Cuban national baseball team
  • Orlando Manuel "Peruchin" Cepeda Pennes (b. 1937), Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball first baseman, inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Rafael Cepeda Atiles (1910-1996), known as the "The Patriarch of the Bomba and Plena", he was the patriarch of the Cepeda family
  • Wilson Fernando Cepeda Cuervo (b. 1980), Colombian professional road racing cyclist

Learn More About Spanish Surnames



Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.



Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.



Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.



In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.


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