Noble surnames, such as Figueredo, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. Figueredo is a local
surname; that is, the name was derived from the village or estate where the original bearer of the name once lived or held land.
The Figueredo family originally lived in the area of Figueroa which at one time belonged to both Portugal and Spain.
Early Origins of the Figueredo family
The surname Figueredo was first found in Galicia
, in the northwestern region of Spain.
Early History of the Figueredo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Figueredo research.Another 442 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1277, and 1652 are included under the topic Early Figueredo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Figueredo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Figueroa, de Figueroa, Figuera, Figueras, Figueres, Figuero, Figueros, Figueredo, de Figueredo, Figuerola, Figarola, Higuera, de la Higuera, Higueras, de las Higueras, Higuero and many more.
Early Notables of the Figueredo family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Figueredo were sixteenth century Spanish general Lope de Figueroa; seventeenth century Spanish poet Francisco de Figueroa; seventeenth century Jesuit missionary and linguist Jerónimo Figueroa, who worked all his life among the indigenous peoples of Mexico; seventeenth century Spanish actor Roque de Figueroa; seventeenth century Spanish... Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Figueredo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Figueredo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Figueredo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- María de Figueredo, who settled in the Spanish Main in 1538
Contemporary Notables of the name Figueredo (post 1700)
- Fernando Figueredo, first Cuban-American to serve in the Florida State Legislature; he was representative for Monroe County in 1885
- Mario Figueredo (b. 1926), Uruguayan cyclist
- Alfredo Figueredo Ricardo (b. 1952), Cuban volleyball player at the 1972 and 1967 Summer Olympics
- Eugenio Figueredo (b. 1932), Chilean association football executive and former footballer, President of CONMEBOL (2013-2014), President of the Uruguayan Football Association (1997-2006)
- Jorge Figueredo, Cuban executive vice president of human resources at McKesson Corporation
- Diego Antonio Figueredo Matiauda (b. 1982), Paraguayan footballer
- Hernán Figueredo Alonzo (b. 1985), Uruguayan footballer
- Candelaria Figueredo (b. 1852), Cuban patriot who fought in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain
- Pedro Felipe Figueredo (1818-1870), nicknamed Perucho, a Cuban poet, musician, and freedom fighter of the 19th century; he wrote the Cuban national anthem, El Himno de Bayamo, in 1867 but was captured during the war and executed on 17 August 1870, father of Candelaria Figueredo
- Ignacio Ventura Figueredo (b. 1899), Venezuelan folk musician and harpist