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Where did the Spanish Sierra family come from? What is the Spanish Sierra family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sierra family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sierra family history?


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

First found in Asturias and Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.


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.


More information is included under the topic Early Sierra Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


  • Pablo Sierra, Cuban-American artist
  • Gregory Sierra (b. 1941), American actor
  • Nadine Sierra (b. 1988), American operatic soprano
  • Gregorio Martínez Sierra (1881-1947), Spanish novelist
  • Javier Sierra Albert (b. 1971), Spanish New York Times Best Selling author, journalist and researcher
  • Justo Sierra (1848-1912), Mexican educator, writer, and historian
  • Álvaro Sierra Peña (b. 1967), retired Columbian male professional road racing cyclist
  • Rubén Angel Sierra García (b. 1965), Puerto Rico-born retired Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Santiago Vicente Feliú Sierra (1962-2014), Cuban singer and songwriter


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  1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  4. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
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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.

This page was last modified on 25 June 2015 at 16:57.

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