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


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

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Early History of the Cuevo family

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Early History of the Cuevo family


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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 Cuevo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cuevo Spelling Variations

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Cuevo Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Cuevo family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cuevo 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...
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Migration of the Cuevo family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cuevo 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 de Cueva, who sailed to America in 1516 with his son Juan.

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