Cordoba History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Cordoba, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Cordoba, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Early Origins of the Cordoba family

The surname Cordoba was first found in Andalucia, in southern Spain.

Early History of the Cordoba family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cordoba research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1558, 1527, 1534, 1604, 1703 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Cordoba History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cordoba Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Córdoba, de Córdoba, Cordoba, de Cordoba, Córdova, de Córdova, Cordova, de Cordova, Cordobés, Cordobes, Cordovés, Cordoves and many more.

Early Notables of the Cordoba family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Cordoba Martín Alonso Fernández de Córdoba Montemayor y Velasco (died 1558),a Spanish nobleman and first Count of Alcaudete, Viceroy of Navarra (1527-1534); and his son, Martín de Córdoba y Velasco (died 1604), marqués de Cortes and governor of Oran; fifteenth century astronomer and physician Alfonso de Córdoba; fifteenth century painter Pedro de Córdoba; fifteenth century writer Fernando de Córdoba; Gonzalo de Córdoba, the "Great Captain" of King Ferdinand in the early sixteenth century, who helped establish Spain's military supremacy in Europe; Diego de Córdova, sixteenth century...
Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cordoba Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cordoba Ranking

In the United States, the name Cordoba is the 9,252nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Cordoba migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cordoba Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan de Córdoba (1503-95), a Dominican missionary and former soldier, who compiled a grammar guide and dictionary of the Zapotecan language of southern Mexico
  • Alonso de Córdoba, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Hernando de Córdoba, who sailed to Hispaniola in 1511
  • Velasco de Córdoba, who sailed to America in 1514
  • Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, who voyaged to America in 1517 and was the first European to set foot on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Cordoba Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jose Vicente Cordoba, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1797 [2]
Cordoba Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Cordoba, who arrived in America in 1812 [2]
  • Diego De Cordoba, who landed in America in 1812 [2]
  • Alonso De Cordoba, who landed in America in 1812 [2]
  • Francisco De Cordoba, who arrived in America in 1812 [2]
  • Gonzalo De Cordoba, who landed in America in 1813 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Cordoba migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Cordoba Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Cordoba, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1838 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cordoba (post 1700) +

  • Piedad Esneda Córdoba Ruiz (b. 1955), Colombian lawyer and politician, Senator of Colombia from 1994 to 2010
  • Jaime Miguel Córdoba Taborda (b. 1988), Colombian footballer
  • Iván Ramiro Córdoba Sepúlveda (b. 1976), retired Colombian footballer


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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