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Where did the Spanish Grajeda family come from? What is the Spanish Grajeda family crest and coat of arms? When did the Grajeda family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Grajeda family history?

The noble surname Grajeda is of Spanish descent. The name is derived from the place name near which the original bearer was born or resided. Thus, the surname Grajeda was originally applied to identify a person who was born or resided in the town of Grajera. The place-name Grajera is derived directly from the Spanish word "grajera" meaning "place of abundance of crows."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Grajera, Grajeras, Gragera, Grajeda, Grajal and many more.

First found in the Castilian provinces of Segovia and Palencia, where the families resided since the before the Moors invaded Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grajeda research. Another 363 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1538 is included under the topic Early Grajeda History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grajeda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pedro Grajero who settled in Florida in 1538; Alonso Grajera who arrived in Ecuador in 1584; and Francisco Grajeras who settled in Colombia in 1598.

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  • Cecelia A. Grajeda, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Luis Grajeda (b. 1986), Mexican professional welterweight boxer and two-time Mexican National Champion


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  1. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Grajeda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grajeda 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.

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