The mountainous borders of Spain
contain the origins of the prestigious surname Cuervo. The original bearer of the name Cuervo, 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 Cuervo family
The surname Cuervo was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of mediaeval Spain.
Early History of the Cuervo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuervo 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 Cuervo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cuervo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cueva, Cuevas, De La Cueva, Cuerva, Cuervo and others.
Early Notables of the Cuervo 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
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Migration of the Cuervo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cuervo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Rafael Cuervo, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Cuervo (post 1700)
- Wilson Fernando Cepeda Cuervo (b. 1980), Colombian professional road racing cyclist