Pulido History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pulido surname comes from the word Spanish word "pulido" meaning "polished," "neat," or "handsome;" as such, this surname is thought to have evolved from a nickname.

Early Origins of the Pulido family

The surname Pulido was first found in the mountains of Burgos, in Northern Spain. The city of Burgos was the capital of the kingdom of Castile in the 11th century.

Early History of the Pulido family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pulido research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1647, 1680, and 1801 are included under the topic Early Pulido History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pulido Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pulida, Pulido, Polido and others.

Early Notables of the Pulido family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se...
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United States Pulido migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pulido Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Alberto Pulido, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1842 [1]
  • Cayetano Pulido, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1844 [1]
  • Joaquin Pulido, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Manuel Pulido, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
Pulido Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gabriel Pulido, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mexico" from Havana, Cuba [2]
  • Julia Pulido, aged 28, originally from Colombia, Bogota, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Santa Marta" from Santa Marta, Colombia [3]
  • Jose Pulido, aged 48, originally from Havana, Cuba, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mexico" from Havana, Cuba [4]
  • Jose Pulido, aged 8, originally from Bordeaux, France, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Niagara" from Bordeaux, France [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pulido (post 1700) +

  • Roberto Pulido, American "Tejano" music band leader
  • Miguel Pulido (b. 1956), American businessman and politician, mayor of Santa Ana City (1986-)
  • Miguel A. Pulido, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000; Mayor of Santa Ana, California; Elected unopposed 2002; Elected 2004, 2006 [6]
  • Mark Pulido, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004 [6]
  • Alberto Pulido, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 4th District, 1961 [6]
  • Lucia Pulido, Colombian contemporary singer
  • Lucio Pulido (d. 1898), Venezuelan statesman and diplomat
  • Manuel Pulido, member of the Department of Physics at Northeastern National University, Argentina
  • Martha Pulido Logemann, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004 [7]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QC-9TG : 6 December 2014), Gabriel Pulido, 11 Jan 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Mexico, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WD-F6T : 6 December 2014), Julia Pulido, 16 Oct 1919; citing departure port Santa Marta, Colombia, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Marta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WY-V53 : 6 December 2014), Jose Pulido, 03 Sep 1919; citing departure port Havana, arrival port New York, ship name Mexico, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Q-JZF : 6 December 2014), Jose Pulido, 01 Oct 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Niagara, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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