The mountainous borders of Spain
contain the origins of the prestigious surname Quava. The original bearer of the name Quava, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain
. In Spain
, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.
Early Origins of the Quava family
The surname Quava was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of mediaeval Spain.
Early History of the Quava family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quava research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1464, 1614, 1572, 1655, 1615, 1714, 1698, 1703, 1698, 1702, 1704, 1707, 1590 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Quava History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Quava Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cueva, Cuevas, De La Cueva, Cuerva, Cuervo and others.
Early Notables of the Quava family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Beltrán de la Cueva, created Duke of Alburquerque in 1464 by King Henry IV, fought for Ferdinand and Isabella at the siege of Granada; 16th century Spanish dramatist Juan de la Cueva; Alfonso de la Cueva, Spain's Ambassador to Venice
, created Marquis of Bedmar... Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quava Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quava family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco de la Cueva, brother-in-law of Pedro de Alvarado, whom he accompanied to New Spain
. From 1540-42 Francisco was Lieutenant-Governor and acting Captain-General in Alvarado's absence. Other migrants to the New World included Bartolomé.