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Where did the Spanish Cepeda family come from? What is the Spanish Cepeda family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cepeda family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cepeda family history?


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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cepeda research. Another 135 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1532 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Cepeda History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cepeda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Juan de Cepeda and his brother Gaspar came to San Juan Island in 1534
  • Juan Bautista De Cepeda immigrated to New Spain in 1574
  • Alonso de Cepeda arrived in Peru with his brother Gabriel de Cepeda in 1582
  • Isabel de Cepeda settled in Mexico in 1594

Cepeda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego De Cepeda, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Gaspar De Cepeda, who arrived in San Juan Island in 1834
  • Jose Cepeda, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Francisco Cepeda Taborcia who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1887
  • Francisco De Cepeda, who landed in Peru in 1890


  • Wilson Fernando Cepeda Cuervo (b. 1980), Colombian professional road racing cyclist
  • Rafael Cepeda Atiles (1910-1996), known as the "The Patriarch of the Bomba and Plena", he was the patriarch of the Cepeda family
  • Orlando Manuel "Peruchin" Cepeda Pennes (b. 1937), Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball first baseman, inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Frederich Cepeda Cruz (b. 1980), Cuban eight-time gold medalist outfielder for the Cuban national baseball team
  • Cláudia Cepeda (b. 1967), Brazilian actress
  • 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
  • Andrés Cepeda (b. 1973), Colombian singer and songwriter
  • Carlos Oquendo Cepeda (b. 1952), university professor and engineer from Ecuador


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The Cepeda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cepeda 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 2015 at 20:15.

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