Show ContentsParedes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Spanish, Galician and Portuguese: topographic name for someone who lived in a lean-to built against the wall of a larger building, from Spanish "pared," Portuguese and Galician "parede" (house) wall. Servants often lived in buildings of this sort outside manor houses, and masons constructed huts of this kind on the site of their labors, making temporary use of the walls of the new building. There are also numerous places named with this word, and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of these.

Early Origins of the Paredes family

The surname Paredes was first found in Asturias, where they are said to have come fro the House of Miranda. One "casa solar," or ancestral seat of this family has is in a parish of Paredes, l distict of Luarca.

Early History of the Paredes family

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Paredes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Paredes, Pereda, Parades and others.

Early Notables of the Paredes family

Prominent among bearers of the Paredes family name at this time was

  • Saint Mary Ann de Paredes (1618-1645) of Quito, Ecuador, Canonized by Pope Pope Pius XII in 1950
  • Antonio de Paredes, a 16h century Spanish missionary sent by Emperor Carlos V to New Granada (Colombia)

Paredes Ranking

In the United States, the name Paredes is the 3,750th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Paredes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paredes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alvaro De Paredes, who arrived in America in 1810 [2]
  • Juan De Paredes, who arrived in America in 1811 [2]
  • Pedro De Paredes, who arrived in America in 1811 [2]
  • Luis De Paredes, who arrived in America in 1812 [2]
  • Bartolome De Paredes, who arrived in America in 1815 [2]
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West Indies Paredes migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Paredes Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Mario De Paredes, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1881 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Paredes (post 1700) +

  • Marisa Paredes (b. 1946), Spanish, film actor
  • Gabriela Pérez Paredes (1938-2022), Chilean lawyer and jurist, Minister of the Supreme Court of Chile from 2007 to 2013
  • Carlos Paredes (1925-2004), Portuguese guitarist
  • Quintín B. Paredes (1884-1973), Filipino lawyer, politician, and statesman
  • Hilda Paredes (b. 1957), Mexican, contemporary composer
  • Beatriz Paredes Rangel (b. 1953), Mexican politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party

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  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)
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