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The surname Sierra was first found in Asturias and Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sierra, Siira, Siera, Siero, Sierra, de La Sierra, de Siira and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sierra research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1637, 1674, 1700, 1750, 1818, 1790, 1792, 1794, 1831, 1627 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Sierra History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Baltasar Sierra, who came to West Indies in 1517
  • Manuel Sierra, setled in America in 1534
  • Pedro Sierra, settled in Cartagena in 1535
  • Ana Sierra, who settled in Guatemala in 1568
  • Antonio De Sierra, his wife and two children, who settled in New Spain in 1569


Sierra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Juan DeLa Sierra, who landed in America in 1813
  • Juan Sierra, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Baltasar Sierra, who arrived in America in 1817
  • Carlos Sierra, aged 17, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • J Antonio Sierra, aged 9, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829


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  • Nadine Sierra (b. 1988), American operatic soprano
  • Joseph Sierra, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1854
  • Horacio Sierra, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • Gregory Sierra (b. 1941), American actor
  • Pablo Sierra, Cuban-American artist
  • Javier Sierra Albert (b. 1971), Spanish New York Times Best Selling author, journalist and researcher
  • Gregorio Martínez Sierra (1881-1947), Spanish novelist
  • Santiago Vicente Feliú Sierra (1962-2014), Cuban singer and songwriter
  • Rubén Angel Sierra García (b. 1965), Puerto Rico-born retired Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Álvaro Sierra Peña (b. 1967), retired Columbian male professional road racing cyclist

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  1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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The Sierra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sierra Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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