nickname origin, deriving from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this case, the name Crespo is derived from the Old Spanish word "crespo" (cited in 1115) which is derived in turn from the Latin word "crispus," signifying "ondulating" or "curly." Therefore, the progenitor of the surname was someone with curly hair.
Early Origins of the Cresta family
Castile, an important Christian Kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Cresta family
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Cresta Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Crespa, Crespos, Crespí, Cresta and others.
Early Notables of the Cresta family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cresta family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hernan Crespo who settled in Guatemala in 1538; and Juan Crespo who arrived in New Granada in 1596.LAter settlers included Julian Crespo who came to New Orleans in 1823.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cresta (post 1700)
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