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The prestigious surname Tapia originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years. The original bearer of the name Tapia, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. 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. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Tapia family lived in the provinces of Burgos, Leon, or Oviedo.

Tapia Early Origins



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

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Tapia Spelling Variations


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Tapia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tapia, de Tapia, Tapias, de Tapias, Tàpies, Tapies, Tapiola and many more.

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Tapia Early History


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Tapia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tapia research. Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1242 and 1281 are included under the topic Early Tapia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tapia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tapia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were fifteenth century poet Juan de Tapia, who joined the court of King Alfonso V in Naples; sixteenth century Spanish silversmith Francisco de Tapias; sixteenth century Spanish painter...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tapia 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 were:

Tapia Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Rodrigo de Tapia, who sailed to America in 1509 with his son Cristóbal
  • García de Tapia, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Amador de Tapia, who sailed to America in 1526
  • Cristóbal de Tapia, who sailed to America in 1528
  • Bernardo de Tapia, who sailed to Venezuela in 1534
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tapia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rodrigo De Tapia, who arrived in America in 1809 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Antonio Tapia, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Diego De Tapia, who landed in America in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Garcia De Tapia, who landed in America in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Alonso De Tapia, who landed in America in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tapia (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tapia (post 1700)



  • Richard Alfred Tapia (b. 1939), American mathematician
  • Yudelka Tapia, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Raul Tapia, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988
  • Fernando Tapia, American politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 12th District, 2004
  • Antonio Tapia Flores (b. 1959), Spanish football manager
  • Anthony David Tapia Gil (b. 1987), Colombian footballer
  • Rodrigo Eduardo Tapia Contreras (b. 1988), Chilean footballer
  • Héctor Santiago Tapia (b. 1977), former Chilean football player

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  11. ...

The Tapia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tapia 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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