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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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cerda, Cerdán, DelaCerda, De Cerda, De La Cerda and others.
First found in the ancient and powerful kingdom of Castile.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delacerda research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delacerda History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Delacerda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Delacerda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delacerda 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.
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