Cerda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Spanish surname Cerda is of an illustrious and noble descent, originating with the Infant Prince Fernando, son and heir of Alfonso X, "the Wise," King of Castile. It was said that he was born with a full head of hair, "cerda en la pelo." For this reason, his contemporaries gave him the nickname "Infante o Principe de la Cerda," a nickname that later was adopted by his descendants as a surname.
Early Origins of the Cerda family
The surname Cerda was first found in the ancient and powerful kingdom of Castile.
Important Dates for the Cerda family
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Cerda Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cerda, Cerdán, DelaCerda, De Cerda and many more.
Early Notables of the Cerda family (pre 1700)
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se...
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Cerda migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cerda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Prudencios DeLa Cerda, aged 30, who 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 
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
- Francisco Cerdá (1739-1800), Spanish erudite, humanist, jurist and writer
- Agustí Cerdà (b. 1965), Valencian Spanish politician
- Blanca Fernanda de la Cerda (1317-1347), Spanish noblewoman
- Don Ferdinand de la Cerda (1253-1275), Crown Prince (infante ) of Castile
- Nacho Cerdà (b. 1969), Spanish film director
- Clemente de la Cerda (1935-1984), film director in Venezuela
- Fabián Alfredo Cerda (b. 1989), Chilean football goalkeeper
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- ^ 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)