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The distinguished Spanish surname Cresta is of 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.

Cresta Early Origins



The surname Cresta was first found in the region of Castile, an important Christian Kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Cresta Spelling Variations


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Cresta Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Crespa, Crespos, Crespí, Cresta and others.

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Cresta Early History


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Cresta Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cresta research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cresta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cresta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cresta Early Notables (pre 1700)



Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cresta 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cresta (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cresta (post 1700)



  • Brian M. Cresta (b. 1969), American politician, Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1995-2001)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Cresta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cresta 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 22 January 2014 at 13:15.

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