The Spanish surname De cerda is of an illustrious and noble descent, originating with the Infant Prince Fernando, son and heir of Alfonso X, "the Wise," King of Castile
. It was said that he was born with a full head of hair, "cerda en la pelo." For this reason, his contemporaries gave him the nickname
"Infante o Principe de la Cerda," a nickname that later was adopted by his descendants as a surname.
Early Origins of the De cerda family
The surname De cerda was first found in the ancient and powerful kingdom of Castile.
Early History of the De cerda family
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De cerda Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cerda, Cerdán, DelaCerda, De Cerda and many more.
Early Notables of the De cerda family (pre 1700)
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De cerda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the De cerda family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Esplandian DelaCerda who arrived in Veragua in 1535; Fernando de la Cerda who settled in Guatemala in 1528; Alonso DeLaCerda who settled in Mexico in 1577.