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The surname Herrera was first found in Castile, one of the most important Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Herrera, Herrero, Herreras, Herreros, Herrerías, Herrerias, Herrezuelo, Hierro, Ferrera, Ferrero, Ferreras, Ferreros, Ferreiro, Ferreira, Fierro, Ferruz, Deherrera and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herrera research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1576, 1656, 1622 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Herrera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family 14th century Castilian nobleman García de Herrera; 16th century mathematician and philosopher Gabriel Alonso de Herrera; Juan de Herrera, architect to King Philip II, who completed the magnificent El Escorial near Madrid; 16th century poet Fernando de Herrera; Francisco Herrera the Elder (1576-1656), a Spanish...

Another 86 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herrera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Herrera Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alonso de Herrera, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Cristóbal de Herrera sailed to America in 1513
  • Gregorio Herrera sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Luis de Herrera sailed to New Spain in 1534
  • Diego de Herrera, who voyaged to New Spain in 1561. He journeyed from there to the Philippines, where he was co-founder of the city of Manila in 1571

Herrera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacinto Herrera, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Jose Herrera, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Juan De Herrera, who landed in America in 1810
  • Pedro De Herrera, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Ortega De Herrera, who arrived in America in 1812
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  • Fred Herrera, American politician, Mayor of Nogales, Arizona, 1895-96
  • Fernando Herrera, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 148th District, 2010
  • Eugene Saul Herrera, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980
  • Dennis J. Herrera (b. 1962), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2004, 2008; San Francisco City Attorney, 2001-; Candidate for Mayor of San Francisco, California, 2011
  • Delicia Herrera, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 125th District, 2012
  • Dario Herrera, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Nevada 3rd District, 2002
  • Bobby Herrera, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 124th District, 2002
  • Griffen Herrera, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Javier Herrera, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Jorge Herrera, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
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    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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    The Herrera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herrera 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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