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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.
The surname Miranda was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain from the Muslims.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Miranda, de Miranda, Mirandas, de Mirandas, de las Mirandas, Mirando and many more.
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.
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.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Miranda Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Miranda Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Miranda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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.
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