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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. These so-called local names often denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Sepulvado family originally lived in one of the places named Sepulveda, of which there are a number in the provinces of Salamanca and Segovia. Sepulveda is derived form the Spanish word "sepultar," which means "to bury."

Sepulvado Early Origins



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

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Sepulvado Early History


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Sepulvado Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sepulvado research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1295 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Sepulvado History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sepulvado Spelling Variations


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Sepulvado Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sepúlveda, Sepulveda, de Sepúlveda, de Sepulveda and others.

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Sepulvado Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sepulvado Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century nobleman Pedro de Sepúlveda, who was named Governor of Jerez de la Frontera by King Juan II; Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda (1489-1573), Spanish humanist...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sepulvado Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rodrigo de Sepúlveda, who sailed to America in 1512; Francisco de Sepúlveda sailed to America in 1517; Cristóbal de Sepúlveda sailed to Hispaniola in 1534.

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