Show ContentsDecordova History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Decordova family

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

Early History of the Decordova family

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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.

Early Notables of the Decordova family (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 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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Migration of the Decordova family

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 Có.

Contemporary Notables of the name Decordova (post 1700) +

  • Cheryl deCordova (b. 1955), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004 [1]
  • José de Córdova, journalist
  • Fred de Cordova, former producer of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook