Show ContentsDecordoba History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Decordoba, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Decordoba, 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 Decordoba family

The surname Decordoba was first found in Andalucia, in southern Spain.

Early History of the Decordoba family

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Decordoba Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Córdoba, de Córdoba, Cordoba, de Cordoba, Córdova, de Córdova, Cordova, de Cordova, Cordobés, Cordobes, Cordovés, Cordoves and many more.

Early Notables of the Decordoba family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Decordoba Martín Alonso Fernández de Córdoba Montemayor y Velasco (died 1558),a Spanish nobleman and first Count of Alcaudete, Viceroy of Navarra (1527-1534); and his son, Martín de Córdoba y Velasco (died 1604), marqués de Cortes and governor of Oran; fifteenth century astronomer and physician Alfonso de Córdoba; fifteenth century painter Pedro de Córdoba; fifteenth century writer Fernando de Córdoba; Gonzalo de Córdoba, the "Great Captain" of King Ferdinand in the early sixteenth century, who helped establish Spain's military supremacy in Europe; Diego de Córdova, sixteenth century...
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United States Decordoba migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Decordoba Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anton DeCordoba, who landed in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [1]
  • Antonio DeCordoba, who arrived in Florida in 1838 [1]
  • Francisco DeCordoba, who arrived in Guatemala in 1838 [1]
  • Hernando DeCordoba, who landed in Guatemala in 1838 [1]

West Indies Decordoba migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Decordoba Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Diego DeCordoba, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1835 [1]
  • Alonso DeCordoba, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1838 [1]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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