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Early Origins of the Saavedra family

The surname Saavedra was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Saavedra family

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Saavedra Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Saavedra, Savedra, Savedre and others.

Early Notables of the Saavedra family

Prominent among members of the family

  • the Saavedra family of Madrid

Saavedra Ranking

In the United States, the name Saavedra is the 2,955th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. 1

United States Saavedra migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Saavedra Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Lope De Saavedra who settled in Florida in 1538
  • Isabel Saavedra who arrived in New Spain in 1562
  • Maria De Saavedra who immigrated to New Granada in 1590
Saavedra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lope De Saavedra, who arrived in Florida in 1838 2
  • Pedro Saavedra, who arrived in Guatemala in 1838 2
  • Enrique Saavedra Mantilla who settled in Puerto Rico in 1849
  • Enrique Saavedra, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1849 2
  • Agustin Saavedra, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1858 2
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Contemporary Notables of the name Saavedra (post 1700) +

  • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), Spanish writer, author of Don Quixote
  • Tomás Barrera Saavedra, Spanish composer
  • Sebastian Saavedra (b. 1990), Colombian racecar driver
  • Nélson Saavedra (b. 1988), Chilean footballer
  • Daniel Ortega Saavedra (b. 1945), Nicaraguan politician
  • Cornelio Saavedra (1761-1829), Argentine soldier and politician
  • José Vilalta Saavedra (1865-1912), Cuban sculptor, best known as the creator of a statue of José Martí (1905) located in the Parque Central of Havana, Cuba
  • Agustín Saavedra Weise (1943-2021), Bolivian diplomat and writer, Ambassador to Switzerland and Argentina and ambassador-at-large in several foreign missions and was a foreign minister
  • Carlos Saavedra Lamas (1880-1959), Argentine statesman and foreign minister, who received the Nobel peace prize in 1936

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook