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The notable surname Pedrosa is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Spanish ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez." The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.

Pedrosa Early Origins



The surname Pedrosa was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Pedrosa Spelling Variations


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Pedrosa Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pérez, Perez, Pédriz, Pedriz, Périz, Periz, Pétrez, Petrez, Pétriz, Petriz, Pédrez, Pedrez and many more.

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Pedrosa Early History


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Pedrosa Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pedrosa research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1168, 1227, 1236, 1309, 1570, 1628, 1606, 1670, 1634, 1693, 1642 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Pedrosa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pedrosa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pedrosa Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was the legendary Castilian heroine María Pérez who, disguised as a man, fought against and defeated the Aragonese King Alfonso I and later married a Castilian prince; Pelayo Pérez de Fromesta, a knight of Castile in 1155; Count Alvar Pérez de Lara, tutor to the...

Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pedrosa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pedrosa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jaime Pedrosa, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1809
  • Jose Pedrosa, aged 19, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1809
  • Juan De Pedrosa, who landed in America in 1813
  • Joseph Pedrosa, aged 41, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Ramon Pedrosa, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedrosa (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedrosa (post 1700)



  • Jose Pedrosa Galan (b. 1986), known as Galan, a Spanish professional footballer
  • Daniel "Dani" Pedrosa Ramal (b. 1985), Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer
  • Luciano Leitão Pedrosa (1965-2011), Brazilian television presenter and radio host
  • Roberto Gomes Pedrosa (1913-1954), Brazilian football player who played from 1930 to 1939, member of the Brazil National Team
  • Camila Hermeto Pedrosa -Freire (b. 1975), Brazilian two-time bronze medalist water polo player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 7 January 2017 at 15:09.

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