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The surname Segovia was inspired by the city of Segovia in Castile. The city is home to the Alcazar, an imposing 14th century castle where Isabella of Castile was crowned in 1474, and a Roman aqueduct, built during the reign of Trajan and is the largest Roman monument extant in Spain.

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The surname Segovia was first found in the Burgos mountains of Castile.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Segovia, Segoviano and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Segovia research. Another 360 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1875 is included under the topic Early Segovia History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Segovia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Hernando and Pedro de Segovia settled in Nicaragua in 1534
  • Antonio de Segovia landed in New Granada in 1562
  • Bartolome de Segovia setled in America in 1569
  • Maria de Segovia immigrated to Guatemala in 1569
  • Simon de Segovia arrived in Peru in 1569


Segovia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Jeronimo De Segovia, who landed in America in 1811
  • Andres De Segovia, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Alonso De Segovia, who arrived in America in 1826
  • Gonzalo De Segovia, who landed in America in 1827
  • Diego De Segovia, who arrived in America in 1828


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  • Zachary Ernest Segovia (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Juan Benito Segovia, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Jerome Wiley Segovia, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Virginia, 2008; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2008
  • Andres Segovia (1893-1987), 1st Marquis of Salobreña, Spanish world renowned classical guitar player
  • Tomás Segovia (1927-2011), Mexican author, translator and poet
  • Mauricio Salvador Segovia Piffaut (b. 1977), Chilean football defender
  • Ronald Segovia (b. 1985), Bolivian footballer


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  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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