Show ContentsDesepulveda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. These so-called local names often denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Desepulveda family originally lived in one of the places named Sepulveda, of which there are a number in the provinces of Salamanca and Segovia. Sepulveda is derived form the Spanish word "sepultar," which means "to bury."

Early Origins of the Desepulveda family

The surname Desepulveda was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Desepulveda family

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Desepulveda Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sepúlveda, Sepulveda, de Sepúlveda and many more.

Early Notables of the Desepulveda family

Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century nobleman Pedro de Sepúlveda, who was named Governor of Jerez de la Frontera by King Juan II; Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda (1489-1573), Spanish humanist...
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United States Desepulveda migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Desepulveda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carlos DeSepulveda, who arrived in Veragua in 1835 [1]
  • Pedro DeSepulveda, who landed in New Spain in 1836 [1]
  • Cristobal DeSepulveda, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1837 [1]
  • Alonso DeSepulveda, who landed in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1838 [1]

West Indies Desepulveda 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]
Desepulveda Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Gregorio DeSepulveda, 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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