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
. 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
"Infante o Principe de la Cerda," a nickname that later was adopted by his descendants as a surname.
The surname Cerda was first found in the ancient and powerful kingdom of Castile.
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