The mountainous borders of Spain
contain the origins of the prestigious surname Cuerva. The original bearer of the name Cuerva, 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 Cuerva family
The surname Cuerva was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of mediaeval Spain.
Early History of the Cuerva family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuerva research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1464, 1614, 1572, 1655, 1615, 1714, 1698, 1703, 1698, 1702, 1704, 1707, 1590 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Cuerva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cuerva Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cueva, Cuevas, De La Cueva, Cuerva, Cuervo and others.
Early Notables of the Cuerva family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Beltrán de la Cueva, created Duke of Alburquerque in 1464 by King Henry IV, fought for Ferdinand and Isabella at the siege of Granada; 16th century Spanish dramatist Juan de la Cueva; Alfonso de la Cueva, Spain's Ambassador to Venice
, created Marquis of Bedmar... Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cuerva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cuerva family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco de la Cueva, brother-in-law of Pedro de Alvarado, whom he accompanied to New Spain
. From 1540-42 Francisco was Lieutenant-Governor and acting Captain-General in Alvarado's absence. Other migrants to the New World included Bartolomé.