Concha History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble surname Concha is of Spanish descent and appears to be of toponymic origin, as it is derived from the place-name where the original bearer had lived or owned land. The etymology of the surname Concha is derived from the Latin word "concha" which means "valley surrounded by mountains."

Early Origins of the Concha family

The surname Concha was first found in the district of Torelavega in the province of Santander. However, records show that the Concha family was also present in the provinces of Santillana and Vizcaya in the northern regions of Spain.

Early History of the Concha family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Concha research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1682 is included under the topic Early Concha History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Concha Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cuenca, Concha, Conca, Conches, De La Concha and others.

Early Notables of the Concha family (pre 1700)

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Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Concha Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Concha migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Concha Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Tomas DeLa Concha, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1827 [1]
  • Mani Concha, aged 50, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • F Concha, aged 21, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • Jose Dela Concha, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Manuel DeLa Concha, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1874 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Concha (post 1700) +

  • José Vicente Concha (1867-1929), Colombian politician who served as President of Colombia from 1914-1918
  • Matias Concha (b. 1980), Swedish football player (defender) of Chilean origin and national team player for Sweden
  • Alvaro Concha (b. 1943), Colombian engineer
  • Miguel Concha Quezada (b. 1910), Chilean politician
  • Manuel Concha Marcavillaga (b. 1927), engineer in Argentina
  • Jorge Concha Enríquez (b. 1899), diplomat to Ecuador
  • Juan Concha Barahona (b. 1918), Chilean doctor
  • Concha Valdés Miranda (1928-2017), Cuban songwriter and performer of Cuban music
  • Concha Meléndez (1895-1983), Puerto Rican educator, poet, and writer
  • Concha Espina, Spanish journalist and novelist

  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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