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.
The surname Moncada was first found in the region of Catalonia in near the Pyrenees mountains.
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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... Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moncada Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.