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

Cuevas Early Origins



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

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Cuevas Spelling Variations


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Cuevas Spelling Variations



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

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Cuevas Early History


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Cuevas Early History



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

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Cuevas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cuevas 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 Cuevas 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:

Cuevas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Francisco de Cuevas, to America in 1512
  • Alonso de las Cuevas, who sailed to America in 1513

Cuevas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andres F DeLas Cuevas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Francisco Cuevas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Ruperto Cuevas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Diego De Cuevas, who landed in America in 1811
  • Fernando Cuevas, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cuevas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cuevas (post 1700)



  • Javier Casas Cuevas (b. 1982), Spanish footballer
  • Juan-Antonio Cano Cuevas (b. 1960), Spanish economist
  • Serafin R. Cuevas (1928-2014), Filipino lawyer and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines appointed during the government of Ferdinand Marcos
  • Pablo Cuevas (b. 1986), Uruguayan professional tennis player
  • Aida Cuevas (b. 1963), Mexican singer and actress
  • José Luis Cuevas (b. 1934), Mexican modernist painter and sculptor
  • Minerva Cuevas (b. 1975), Mexican conceptual artist
  • Divisional General Justo Arteaga Cuevas (1805-1882), Chilean Army officer
  • Juan Martin Cuevas Armijos (b. 1966), Ecuadorian documentary film director

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    6. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cuevas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cuevas 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 8 April 2016 at 16:52.

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