Saldana History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Saldana comes from the place name Saldaña, which is located in Leon.

Early Origins of the Saldana family

The surname Saldana was first found in the former Kingdom of Leon, as well as in old Castile.

Early History of the Saldana family

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Saldana Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Saldaña, Saldana, Zaldaña, Zaldana and others.

Early Notables of the Saldana family (pre 1700)

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Saldana Ranking

In the United States, the name Saldana is the 1,982nd most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [1]


United States Saldana migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Saldana Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Gregorio de Saldana and Francisco de Saldana, who arrived in America in 1517
  • Hipolito de Saldana, who arrived in Spanish America in 1534
  • Juan de Saldana, who settled in Peru in 1560
  • Bartolome de Saldana and his family in Nicaragua settled in America 1561
  • Juan de Saldana sailed with his family arrived in New Spain in 1577
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Saldana Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio De Saldana, who landed in America in 1817 [2]
  • Francisco De Saldana, who arrived in America in 1817 [2]
  • Gregorio De Saldana, who landed in America in 1817 [2]
  • Jose Saldana, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [2]
  • Hipolito De Saldana, who arrived in America in 1834 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Saldana migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Saldana Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Abraham Dovall Saldana, who arrived in Jamaica in 1743 [2]
  • Solomon Saldana, who landed in Jamaica in 1746 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Saldana (post 1700) +

  • Nelson Saldana, former American Track Cycling Champion
  • Todd Saldana, retired American soccer midfielder
  • Diana Saldaña (b. 1971), former United States magistrate judge in Texas
  • Joey Saldana (b. 1972), American sprint car racing driver
  • Joe Saldana (b. 1944), former American driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series
  • Lori R. Saldaña (b. 1958), American politician
  • Theresa Saldana (b. 1954), American film and television actress
  • Zoe Saldana (b. 1978), American actress
  • Gilbert R. Saldana, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 21st District, 1986 [4]
  • Isaías Pérez Saldaña (1949-2021), Spanish politician, he served in the Parliament of Andalusia from 1990 to 2008 and was Mayor of Ayamonte from 1991 to 1996
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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