Tapia History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Tapia family

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

Early History of the Tapia family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tapia research. Another 84 words (6 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.

Tapia Spelling Variations

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

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

In the United States, the name Tapia is the 1,259th most popular surname with an estimated 24,870 people with that name. [1]


United States Tapia migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Antonio Tapia, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [2]
  • Diego De Tapia, who landed in America in 1817 [2]
  • Garcia De Tapia, who landed in America in 1817 [2]
  • Alonso De Tapia, who landed in America in 1817 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tapia (post 1700) +

  • Yudelka Tapia, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004 [3]
  • Raul Tapia, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 [3]
  • Fernando Tapia, American politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 12th District, 2004 [3]
  • Richard Alfred Tapia (b. 1939), American mathematician
  • Antonio Tapia Flores (b. 1959), Spanish football manager
  • Juan Salvador Guzmán Tapia (1939-2021), Chilean judge who was the first Chilean judge to lead investigations and prosecute Augusto Pinochet for violations of human rights during his dictatorship between 1973 and 1990
  • 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
  • Ramón Tapia Espinal (1926-2002), Dominican lawyer and politician, Secretary of Industry and Commerce and Secretary of State, for President, Rafael Bonnelly, during the Council of State (1961-1963)


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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