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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. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. 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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