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
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."
, in north central Spain.
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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.
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.