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Where did the Portuguese Olmeda family come from? What is the Portuguese Olmeda family crest and coat of arms? When did the Olmeda family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Olmeda family history?

The surname Olmeda is of local origin, that is, it is a surname derived from the place of origin of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from one of several places so named in Portugal (northeast area). The name is derived from the Arabic words "al ma'ida," meaning a plateau. One of the earliest records of the surname is that of one Jose Fernandez de Almeida who founded a town of the same name in 1258.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Almeida, De Almeida, Almaida and others.

First found in the town of Viseu, which is today known as Mangualde, a municipality in the subregion of Dão-Lafões in the central region of Portugal. Jose Fernandez de Almeida founded Azurara of Beira from 1223-1245. He was the 5th Lord of Pinheiro and Canela. The village of Almeida in the seventeenth century came to be called Almeidinha. One of the most notable of the name at this time was D. Francisco de Almeida, Viceroy.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olmeda research. Another 81 words(6 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1245, 1480, 1508, 1450, 1510, 1480, 1508, 1580, 1646, 1722 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Olmeda History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 139 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olmeda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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

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The Olmeda Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olmeda 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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