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Noble surnames, such as Miranda, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Miranda, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Miranda family originally lived in one of the provinces of Oviedo, Lugo, Segovia, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife which is derived from the Spanish word marin, which means height or elevated position.

Miranda Early Origins



The surname Miranda was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain from the Muslims.

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Miranda Spelling Variations


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Miranda Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Miranda, de Miranda, Mirandas, de Mirandas, de las Mirandas, Mirando and many more.

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Miranda Early History


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Miranda Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Miranda research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1041, 1677, 1749, 1481 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Miranda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Miranda Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Miranda Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were nineteenth century Venezuelan patriot Francisco de Miranda, who fought with Simón Bolívar for independence from Spain; Juan García de Miranda...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Miranda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Miranda Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Pero de Miranda, who sailed to America in 1510
  • Juan de Miranda sailed to Hispaniola in 1512
  • García de Miranda sailed to America in 1528
  • Lucía Miranda voyaged to Argentina in the 1530s with her husband Sebastián Hurtado
  • Luis de Miranda, who accompanied Pedro de Mendoza to the Río de la Plata in 1534
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Miranda Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Rodrigues Miranda, who arrived in Jamaica in 1745

Miranda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pero De Miranda, who arrived in America in 1810
  • Juan De Miranda, who landed in Espanola in 1812
  • Francisco De Miranda, who landed in America in 1813
  • Pedro De Miranda, who landed in America in 1815
  • Sebastian De Miranda, who landed in America in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Miranda (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Miranda (post 1700)



  • Monica M. Arias Miranda, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Richard Miranda, American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives 22nd District; Elected 1998; Elected Arizona State Senate 13th District 2002
  • Abel Dejesus Miranda, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2008
  • Ernesto Arturo Miranda (1941-1976), eponym of the "Miranda warning" and "Miranda rights"
  • Antonio Pinilla Miranda (b. 1971), retired Spanish footballer
  • Sebastián Miranda, Spanish sculptor
  • Carlos Miranda, Spanish poet and novelist
  • Francisco de Miranda, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Miguel Miranda, Argentine businessman and politician
  • Fernando Márquez Miranda, Argentine archeologist
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Miranda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Miranda 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 22 November 2016 at 03:12.

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