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The surname El cid is both a Spanish and Portuguese surname. Originally a personal name, it was created from the honorific title "Cid," which is derived from the Arabic "sayyid," meaning "lord," El Cid was borne most famously by Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (1043-1099), the Spanish military leader and national hero. El Cid, was a Castilian nobleman, who lead the armies of Alfonso VI against the Moors in the early Reconquista. Later, he was a successful mercenary for both Muslim and Christian armies, before conquering and governing the city of Valencia.

El cid Early Origins



The surname El cid was first found in Galicia, where there are early records of El cid as a surname in the town of Allariz.

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El cid Spelling Variations


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El cid Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cid, El Cid and others.

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El cid Early History


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El cid Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our El cid research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1740 and 1788 are included under the topic Early El cid History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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El cid Early Notables (pre 1700)


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El cid Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early El cid 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: Alonso Cid, who settled in New Spain in 1566; Miguel Cid and his brother Baltasar Cid, who came to the Dominican Republic in 1569; Rodrigo Cid, his wife Isabel Sanchez and their child Cataline, who settled in Florida in 1563.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The El cid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The El cid 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 10 January 2013 at 09:48.

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