Pedrosa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Pedrosa family
The surname Pedrosa was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Pedrosa family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pedrosa research. Another 137 words (10 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.
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.
Early Notables of the Pedrosa family (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 young King Alfonso VIII in 1168; Gutierre Pérez de Reynoso, ambassador of Alfonso VIII to the King of England; Ferran Peres Pardo, a knight of the order of Santiago; Alvar Pérez, who in 1227 was betrothed to a daughter of the King of Navarre; Rodrigo Pérez de Tapiola received a...
Another 145 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pedrosa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
In the United States, the name Pedrosa is the 16,406th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Pedrosa migration to the United States +
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, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1809 
- Juan De Pedrosa, who landed in America in 1813 
- Joseph Pedrosa, aged 41, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 
- Ramon Pedrosa, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1875 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedrosa (post 1700) +
- Nilda Pedrosa (1974-2021), American politician and the acting United States Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (2020-2021)
- 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
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)