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The noble family name Cespedes is of Spanish descent. It is taken from a place name near which the original bearer of the name presumably lived or held land. The name has been taken from the place name Cespedes, and thus means "he who hails from Cespedes." The place name Cespedes is derived from the Spanish "cesped," meaning "grass or lawn" and refers to the beautiful lawns maintained by the Moors when they occupied Spain.

Cespedes Early Origins



The surname Cespedes was first found in the province of Burgos in the north central region of Castilla la Vieja.

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Cespedes Spelling Variations


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Cespedes Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cespedas, Cesped and others.

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Cespedes Early History


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Cespedes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cespedes research. Another 413 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1538 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Cespedes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cespedes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cespedes Early Notables (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...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cespedes Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cespedes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro De Cespedes, who landed in America in 1811
  • Alonso De Cespedes, who landed in America in 1812
  • Fernando De Cespedes, who landed in Cuba in 1834
  • Juan De Cespedes, who arrived in Peru in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cespedes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cespedes (post 1700)



  • Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, American politician, Mayor of Key West, Florida, 1875-76. Cuban ancestry
  • Angel María Céspedes (1892-1956), poet and diplomat in Colombia
  • Luis Pacheco y Céspedes, Peruvian composer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. 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.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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    The Cespedes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cespedes 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 27 June 2016 at 20:13.

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