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The prestigious surname Cervantez originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years.

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The surname Cervantez was first found in Castile, a prominent Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cervantes, de Cervantes, Cervántez, Cervantez and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cervantez research. Another 412 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1547, 1571, 1575, 1605, 1615, and 1616 are included under the topic Early Cervantez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family was sixteenth century writer and historian Francisco Cervantes de Salazar, who taught at universities both in Spain and in Mexico. Of course the best known family member was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), illustrious author of "Don Quijote de la Mancha", Spain's most famous novel...

Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cervantez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cervantez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Ma Cervantez, who landed in Texas in 1835

Cervantez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Juan Cervantez, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mayaro" from Trinidad, British West Indies [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66S-24S : 6 December 2014), Juan Cervantez, 28 Jul 1920; citing departure port Trinidad, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Mayaro, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Angel Cervantez, aged 33, originally from San Juan, P.R., arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Caucasier" from Antwerp, Belgium [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNF5-W3L : 6 December 2014), Angel Cervantez, 07 Jun 1923; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Caucasier, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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  • Pedro Cervántez, artist
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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66S-24S : 6 December 2014), Juan Cervantez, 28 Jul 1920; citing departure port Trinidad, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Mayaro, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNF5-W3L : 6 December 2014), Angel Cervantez, 07 Jun 1923; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Caucasier, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
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