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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Cueva. The original bearer of the name Cueva, 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.

Cueva Early Origins



The surname Cueva was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of mediaeval Spain.

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Cueva Spelling Variations


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Cueva Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cueva, Cuevas, De La Cueva, Cuerva, Cuervo and others.

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Cueva Early History


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Cueva Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cueva 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 Cueva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cueva Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cueva Early Notables (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 Cueva 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:

Cueva Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Bartolomé de Cueva, who sailed to America in 1516 with his son Juan
  • 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

Cueva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco De Cueva, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Bernardo De Cueva, who landed in America in 1813
  • Bartolome De Cueva, who arrived in America in 1816
  • And DeLa Cueva, aged 38, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Antonio DeLa Cueva, who landed in New Granada in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cueva (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cueva (post 1700)



  • brothers JorgeJosé de la Cueva, Spanish playwrights
  • Jose Julio Iglesias de la Cueva (b. 1943), Spain's most famous singer
  • Mexican artist Roberto de la Cueva,

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    4. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
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    The Cueva Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cueva 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.

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