Sepulveda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 Sepulveda 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."

Early Origins of the Sepulveda family

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

Early History of the Sepulveda family

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Sepulveda Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Sepulveda family (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...
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Sepulveda Ranking

In the United States, the name Sepulveda is the 3,015th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1]


United States Sepulveda migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sepulveda Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Rodrigo de Sepúlveda, who sailed to America in 1512
  • Francisco de Sepúlveda, who sailed to America in 1517
  • Ursula de Sepúlveda, who sailed to America in 1527
  • Cristóbal de Sepúlveda, who sailed to Hispaniola in 1534
  • Juan de Sepúlveda, who sailed to New Spain in 1551
Sepulveda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rodrigo De Sepulveda, who landed in America in 1812 [2]
  • Francisco De Sepulveda, who landed in America in 1817 [2]
  • Ursula De Sepulveda, who landed in America in 1827 [2]
  • Juan De Sepulveda, who arrived in New Spain in 1851 [2]
  • Catalina De Sepulveda, who landed in Chile in 1885 [2]

West Indies Sepulveda 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]
Sepulveda Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal De Sepulveda, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1834 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sepulveda (post 1700) +

  • Ygnacio Sepulveda (1842-1916), American politician, Member of California State Assembly 2nd District, 1863-65; Superior Court Judge in California [4]
  • Tamie Sepulveda, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2004 [4]
  • Luis Sepulveda, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 104th District, 1996 [4]
  • Juan A. Sepúlveda Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 [4]
  • Daniel Sepulveda (b. 1984), American NFL punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers, two-time Ray Guy Award winner
  • Francisco Xavier Sepúlveda (1742-1788), Mexican colonial soldier and patriarch of the prominent Spanish Mexican Sepúlveda family
  • Ricardo Sepúlveda, Spanish poet
  • Ricardo Sepulveda (1941-2014), Chilean football (soccer) manager and player
  • María Luisa Sepúlveda (1898-1958), Chilean composer
  • Luis Fernando Sepúlveda Villar (b. 1974), Chilean track and road cyclist
  • ... (Another 1 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 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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