Leyva History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Leyva family

The surname Leyva was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Leyva family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leyva research. Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1528 is included under the topic Early Leyva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leyva Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leiva, Leyva, Leifa, Lieva, Leyba and others.

Early Notables of the Leyva family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Leyva Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Leyva migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leyva Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan De Leyva who settled in Venezuela in 1534
Leyva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Leyva, who arrived in Venezuela in 1834 [1]
  • Damaso De Leyva, who landed in New Spain in 1861 [1]
Leyva Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Rita Leyva, aged 36, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Esteban Leyva, aged 19, who landed in America from San Luis, Cuba, in 1910
  • Sara Rosa Leyva, aged 43, who landed in America from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1911
  • Aurelio Leyva, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1911
  • Leonor Leyva, aged 32, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1915
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Leyva (post 1700) +

  • Danell Leyva Gonzalez (b. 1991), Cuban-American gymnast
  • Nicholas Tomas Leyva (b. 1953), American third base coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Pío Leyva (1917-2006), Cuban singer and the author of the well-known guaracha El Mentiroso ("The Liar")
  • Gabriel Omar Briceño Leyva (b. 1978), Mexican footballer


  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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