Cervantez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Cervantez family

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

Important Dates for the Cervantez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cervantez research. Another 107 words (8 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.

Cervantez Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cervantes, de Cervantes, Cervántez and many more.

Early Notables of the Cervantez family (pre 1700)

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. Born in Alcalá de Henares, near Madrid, he was the son of Rodrigo de Cervantes and Leonor de Cortinas, both of noble lineage. He fought for Spain at the great naval battle of Lepanto in 1571, during which he...
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Cervantez migration to the United States

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 [1]
Cervantez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Juan Cervantez, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mayaro" from Trinidad, British West Indies [2]
  • Angel Cervantez, aged 33, originally from San Juan, P.R., who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Caucasier" from Antwerp, Belgium [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cervantez (post 1700)

  • Yreina Cervantez (b. 1952), American artist and Chicana activist, known for her multimedia painting, murals, and printmaking

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "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.).
  3. ^ "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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