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.
Early Origins of the El cid family
Galicia, where there are early records of El cid as a surname in the town of Allariz.
Early History of the El cid family
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El cid Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cid, El Cid and others.
Early Notables of the El cid family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the El cid family to the New World and Oceana
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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