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The surname Cid is both a Spanish and Portuguese surname. Originally a personal name, it was created from the honorific title "Cid," which is derived from the Arabic "sayyid," meaning "lord," El Cid was borne most famously by Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (1043-1099), the Spanish military leader and national hero. El Cid, was a Castilian nobleman, who lead the armies of Alfonso VI against the Moors in the early Reconquista. Later, he was a successful mercenary for both Muslim and Christian armies, before conquering and governing the city of Valencia.

Cid Early Origins



The surname Cid was first found in Galicia, where there are early records of Cid as a surname in the town of Allariz.

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Cid Spelling Variations


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Cid Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cid, El Cid and others.

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Cid Early History


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Cid Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cid research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1740 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Cid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cid Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cid 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:

Cid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pero Cid, who landed in America in 1809
  • Francisco Cid, who landed in America in 1812
  • Pedro Cid, who arrived in Peru in 1834
  • Jose Maria Cid, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Manuel Cid, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cid (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cid (post 1700)



  • José Alexander Amaya del Cid (b. 1975), Salvadoran, professional footballer
  • Gérald Cid (b. 1983), French professional football player
  • Celeste Cid (b. 1984), Argentine actress
  • José Cid (b. 1942), Portuguese singer and composer

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Cid Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
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    The Cid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cid 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 22 December 2015 at 08:08.

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