Cid History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Cid family

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

Early History of the Cid family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cid research. Another 79 words (6 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.

Cid Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Cid family (pre 1700)

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United States Cid migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Francisco Cid, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Pedro Cid, who arrived in Peru in 1834 [1]
  • Jose Maria Cid, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Manuel Cid, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cid (post 1700) +

  • Luis Cid Pérez (1929-2018), known as Carriega, a Spanish professional football coach
  • 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

  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) on Facebook
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