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The Welsh family name Cerda is derived from the name of the city of Cardiff, which is in the county of Glamorgan. As such, Cerda belongs to the somewhat rare category of Welsh habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Cerda Early Origins



The surname Cerda was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Cerda Spelling Variations


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Cerda Spelling Variations



Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Cerda has occasionally been spelled Cardiff, Cardiffe, Kerdiff, Kerdiffe and others.

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Cerda Early History


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Cerda Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cerda research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1201 are included under the topic Early Cerda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cerda Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cerda Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cerda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cerda In Ireland


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Cerda In Ireland



Some of the Cerda family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Cerda:

Cerda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Prudencios DeLa Cerda, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1827
  • Luis DeLa Cerda, who arrived in Cartagena in 1834
  • Manuel Cerda, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1842
  • Pedro Cerda, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Alonso DeLa Cerda, who landed in Mexico in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cerda (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cerda (post 1700)



  • David Cerda (b. 1961), American performer and playwright
  • Jaime Magana Cerda (b. 1978), retired American left-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Nepomuceno de la Cerda (1752-1826), Spanish soldier of note
  • Clemente de la Cerda (1935-1984), film director in Venezuela
  • Francisco Cerdá (1739-1800), Spanish erudite, humanist, jurist and writer
  • Fabián Alfredo Cerda (b. 1989), Chilean football goalkeeper
  • Agustí Cerdŕ (b. 1965), Valencian Spanish politician
  • Miguel Cerda (b. 1969), Chilean rower
  • Blanca Fernanda de la Cerda (1317-1347), Spanish noblewoman
  • Guillermo Cerda (b. 1984), Mexican football player
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cerda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cerda 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 7 April 2012 at 15:01.

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