Bermúdez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Bermúdez comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. It is a patronymic surname that is derived from the given name Bermudo. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.

Early Origins of the Bermúdez family

The surname Bermúdez was first found in Galicia, where the Celts and the Swabians, a Germanic tribe, had settled.

Important Dates for the Bermúdez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bermúdez research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1045 and 1537 are included under the topic Early Bermúdez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bermúdez Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bermúdez, Bermudez, Bermudes, Bermúdiz, Bermudiz, Bermudo, Bermúndez, Bermundez, Vermúdez, Vermudez, Vermudo, Vermúndez and many more.

Early Notables of the Bermúdez family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family twelfth century nobleman Garci Bermúdez of Toledo; Pedro Bermúdez de Trejo, fifteenth century soldier of the Reconquest; Bartolomé Bermúdez, knighted by King Charles...
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Bermúdez migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bermúdez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Baltasar Bermúdez, who voyaged to the New World with Diego Velázquez, and Rodrigo Bermudez, who arrived in America in 1512
  • Juan Bermúdez, who named the islands of Bermuda when he claimed them for Spain after being shipwrecked there in 1522
  • Ana Bermúdez, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1534
  • Antonio Bermúdez, who arrived in Cartagena in 1534
  • Antonio Bermúdez, who arrived in New Spain in 1535
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bermúdez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rodrigo Bermudez, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • Antonio Bermúdez, an early conquistador who settled in Colombia and founded several cities there
  • Fco C Bermudez, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823 [1]
  • Francisco Bermudez, aged 60, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1823 [1]
  • Ana Bermudez, who landed in Spanish Main in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bermúdez (post 1700)

  • Jorge Bermúdez, Argentine painter
  • Ricardo J Bermúdez, Panamanian poet and politician
  • Wáshington P Bermúdez, Uruguayan poet and humorist
  • Francisco Plata Bermudez (b. 1915), Colombian lawyer and politician
  • Francisco Morales Bermúdez (b. 1921), former Prime Minister of Peru

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Citations

  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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