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Cunha Early Origins



The surname Cunha was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Kunheim became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

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Cunha Spelling Variations


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Cunha Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kunheim, Kunnheim, Kunhheim, Kunheime, Kunheimes, Kunheims, Kunheimm, Kunheimme, Kunheimms, Cunhime, Cunheim, Gunheim and many more.

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Cunha Early History


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Cunha Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cunha research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1798 is included under the topic Early Cunha History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cunha Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cunha Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cunha 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:

Cunha Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Mendes Cunha, who arrived in Jamaica in 1743
  • Rachel Henriques Cunha, who arrived in Jamaica in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cunha (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cunha (post 1700)



  • George David Cunha (b. 1911), American author and air force officer in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Euclides Rodrigues Pimenta da Cunha (1866-1909), Brazilian writer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. 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. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Cunha Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cunha 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 15 March 2014 at 17:03.

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