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 Mirandola 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.
Early Origins of the Mirandola family
Asturias, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain from the Muslims.
Early History of the Mirandola family
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Mirandola Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Miranda, de Miranda, Mirandas, de Mirandas, de las Mirandas, Mirando and many more.
Early Notables of the Mirandola family (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...
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Migration of the Mirandola family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Luis de Miranda, who accompanied Pedro de Mendoza to the Río de la Plata in 1534. He was present at the founding of Buenos Aires in 1536; and subsequently journeyed to Asuncion in Paraguay. He wrote a historical poem about the events that he had witnessed, making him one of the very first European poets of the New World. Another interesting chapter of family history dates from this same period, and illustrates the dangers of frontier life in the Americas: Lucí.
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