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

Decordova Early Origins



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

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Decordova Spelling Variations


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Decordova 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.

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Decordova Early History


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Decordova Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decordova research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1558, 1527, 1534, 1604, 1703 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Decordova History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Decordova Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Decordova Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Decordova 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...

Another 132 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Decordova 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 or some of its variants were: Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, who voyaged to America in 1517 and was the first European to set foot on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico. Also of note was Juan de Córdoba (1503-95), a Dominican missionary and former soldier, who compiled a grammar and dictionary of the Zapotecan language of southern Mexico. Other early migrants to the New World included Alonso de Córdoba, who sailed to America in 1511.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Decordova (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Decordova (post 1700)



  • Cheryl deCordova (b. 1955), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • José de Córdova, journalist
  • Fred de Cordova, former producer of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    6. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Decordova Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Decordova 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 29 August 2016 at 08:41.

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