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Moncada History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origin of the Spanish surname Moncada is somewhat legendary, with a genealogy that begins with Hunno Velipho, descended from the German king Hercules, who lived in the year 400 A.D. He founded a castle near Barcelona named "Castillo de Monte Catalan." This castle is considered to be the "casa solar" or ancestral seat of the Mont-Cathaló family, whose name was corrupted over the years and became Moncada.


Early Origins of the Moncada family


The surname Moncada was first found in the region of Catalonia in near the Pyrenees mountains.

Early History of the Moncada family


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Moncada Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Moncadas, Monacas, Montcadas and others.

Early Notables of the Moncada family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Admiral Pedro de Moncada who, with his flotilla, helped to guard the Strait of Gibraltar against the Moors, facilitating the victory of Salado by King Alfonso XI. Others include: Hugo de Moncada a.k.a. Ugo de Moncada, (c. 1476-1528), a Spanish political and military leader...
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Migration of the Moncada family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moncada Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Moncada, aged 61, who landed in America from Lalazso Adria, in 1898

Moncada Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arelina Moncada, aged 4, who settled in America from Polermo, in 1900
  • Francesco Moncada, aged 15, who emigrated to America from Melilli, Sicily, in 1913
  • Ernesto Moncada, aged 14, who settled in America from Bogota, Colombia, in 1915
  • Fernando Moncada, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Bogota, Colombia, in 1915
  • Ana D. Moncada, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from Bogota, Colombia, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Moncada (post 1700)


  • Fernando Javier Rivera y Moncada (1725-1781), New Spain (Mexican) Spanish Military Governor from 1774-1777
  • Luca Moncada (b. 1978), Italian six-time gold medalist rower
  • Jesús Moncada i Estruga (1941-2005), Aragonese writer in Catalan
  • Gerardo Moncada Guiza (b. 1962), Columbian retired male road cyclist
  • Guillermo Moncada (b. 1841), Cuban general in the Cuban War of Independence
  • Sir Salvador Enrique Moncada FRS, FRCP, FRCS (b. 1944), Honduran-British physician and pharmacologist
  • José Maria Moncada Tapia (1870-1945), 62nd President of Nicaragua from 1 January 1929 to 1 January 1933
  • Liberato Moncada (1855-1886), lawyer and writer from Honduras
  • Julio Moncada (b. 1919), Chilean poet
  • Aura Moncada (b. 1924), Colombian pianist

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