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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Espada. The Spanish surname Espada is derived from the place name where the initial bearer lived or held land. In this instance it is derived from the name of a town located in the valley of Salazar, in the district of Aoiz (Navarre, Spain).

Espada Early Origins



The surname Espada was first found in the Navarre- Basque region, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain. Early records show a presence of the Espada family in Pamplona, Navarre.

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Espada Spelling Variations


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Espada Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Esparsa, Esparse, Esparta, Espara, Espasa, Spada, Spata, Espada, Espadas and many more.

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Espada Early History


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Espada Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Espada research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1400, 1403, 1400, 1401 and 1403 are included under the topic Early Espada History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Espada Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Espada Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Sgouros Bova Spata (Zgur) (1400-1403), Lord of Arta briefly in 1400, Lord of Angelokastron until his death...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Espada 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 were:

Espada Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Antoine Gabriel Espada, who landed in Richmond, Va in 1791

Espada Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hernando Del Espada, who landed in Peru in 1834
  • Emeterio Espada, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Espada (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Espada (post 1700)



  • Josue Espada (b. 1975), Puerto Rican-born, American Major League Baseball player, coach, and manager
  • Martín Espada (b. 1957), American Latino poet, professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Pedro Espada Jr. (b. 1953), American politician, Member of the New York Senate (2009-2010)
  • Pedro Espada Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Senate; Defeated, 2002; Elected 2008
  • Eduardo "Edu" Espada Gallardo (b. 1981), Spanish footballer
  • Dr. José Rafael Espada (b. 1944), Guatemala politician, Vice President of Guatemala (2008-2012)
  • Ángel Espada (b. 1948), Puerto Rican former welterweight boxer, WBA's World Welterweight champion (1975-1976)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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    The Espada Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Espada 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 30 October 2015 at 10:06.

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