Delacerda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Spanish surname Delacerda 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 Delacerda family

The surname Delacerda was first found in the ancient and powerful kingdom of Castile.

Important Dates for the Delacerda family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delacerda research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delacerda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Delacerda Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cerda, Cerdán, DelaCerda, De Cerda and many more.

Early Notables of the Delacerda 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...
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Delacerda migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Delacerda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Esplandian DeLaCerda, who arrived in Veragua in 1835 [1]
  • Francisco DeLaCerda, who landed in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [1]
  • Luis DeLaCerda, who landed in Cartagena in 1835 [1]
  • Hernando DeLaCerda, who arrived in Guatemala in 1838 [1]
  • Cristobal DeLaCerda, who landed in Mexico in 1877 [1]

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Citations

  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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