Show ContentsOlmeda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble Spanish surname Olmeda is of locative origin, being derived from the topographic or man made feature where the initial bearer resided. In this case, Olmeda derives from the Castilian element "olmeda," in turn derived from a contraction of "olmo" meaning "elm tree," plus the suffix "eda," meaning "abundance." Thus, the surname Olmeda was used to identify a person who lived in a place where many elm trees grew.

Early Origins of the Olmeda family

The surname Olmeda was first found in the Spanish province of Valladolid, in the Castilla la Vieja.

Early History of the Olmeda family

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Olmeda Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Olmeda, Olmedo, Olmera, Olmo and others.

Early Notables of the Olmeda family (pre 1700)

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Olmeda Ranking

In the United States, the name Olmeda is the 14,521st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Olmeda migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Olmeda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Olmeda, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1886 [2]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook