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

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.


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

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paredes research. Another 357 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1534, 1618, and 1645 are included under the topic Early Paredes History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 88 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paredes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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
  • Juan De Paredes, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Pedro De Paredes, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Luis De Paredes, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Bartolome De Paredes, who arrived in America in 1815


  • Marisa Paredes (b. 1946), Spanish, film actor
  • Hilda Paredes (b. 1957), Mexican, contemporary composer
  • Carlos Paredes (1925-2004), Portuguese guitarist
  • Quintín B. Paredes (1884-1973), Filipino lawyer, politician, and statesman


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  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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  5. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  9. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Paredes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paredes 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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