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Noble surnames, such as Cordova, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Cordova, 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.

Cordova Early Origins



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

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Cordova Spelling Variations


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Cordova 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.

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Cordova Early History


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Cordova Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cordova research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1558, 1527, 1534, 1604, 1703 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Cordova History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cordova Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cordova Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Cordova 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...

Another 132 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cordova 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:

Cordova Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Fernando de Córdova sailed to Peru in 1584

Cordova Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Damian Cordova, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Frano Cordova, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Franso Cordova, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Maria Josefa Cordova, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Telesfor Cordova, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cordova (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cordova (post 1700)



  • Jeanne Córdova (1948-2016), German-born, American pioneer lesbian and gay rights activist
  • Marty Cordova (b. 1969), American former Major League Baseball left fielder
  • Jorge Cordova (b. 1981), American National Football League linebacker
  • Jacob De Cordova (1808-1868), American newspaper founder of the Jamaica Gleaner, member of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Frederick "Fred" Timmins de Cordova (1910-2001), American five-time Primetime Emmy Award winning stage, motion picture and television director and producer, best known for his work on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950)
  • José María Córdova (1799-1829), Colombian general of the Colombian army during the Latin American War of Independence from Spain
  • France Anne Córdova (b. 1947), American astrophysicist, researcher and university administrator, the eleventh President of Purdue University
  • Luis de Córdova y Córdova (1706-1796), Spanish admiral
  • Juan de Córdova (1503-1595), Spanish Dominican linguist
  • María Córdova, Spanish actress
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cordova Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cordova 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 15 November 2016 at 17:38.

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