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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


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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.

First found in Castile, one of the most important Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.


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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.

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Another 261 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herrera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • 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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  • Anthony Herrera (b. 1944), American actor
  • Carolina Herrera (b. 1939), American fashion designer and entrepreneur
  • Private First Class Silvestre S Herrera (1917-2007), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Ramon "Mike" Herrera (1897-1978), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Ernesto "Boy" Herrera (1942-2015), Filipino politician, member of the House of Representatives (1998-2001) and Senate (1987-1998)
  • Jerónimo Tomás Abreu Herrera (1930-2012), Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Mao-Monte Cristi (1978 to 2006)
  • Victor Herrera (b. 1980), Panamanian football midfielder
  • Horacio Federico Troche Herrera (b. 1935), former Uruguayan footballer
  • Frank Andy Montieth Herrera (b. 1985), Cuban four-time gold medalist right-handed baseball pitcher
  • Luis Alberto Herrera (b. 1961), retired Colombian road racing cyclist

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  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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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.

This page was last modified on 9 December 2015 at 17:11.

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