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The distinguished surname Tejera comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The original bearer of the name Tejera, 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 name Tejada is the name of various villages and towns in the province of Burgos and in Huelva. This place-name is derived from the Spanish word teja, which means roof tile or lime tree.

Tejera Early Origins



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

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Tejera Spelling Variations


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Tejera Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tejada, de Tejada, Tejeda, de Tejeda, Tejado, Tejero, Tejera, Tejadillo, de Tejadillo, Tejería, Tejeria, Tejerina, Teja, de la Teja, Tejas, Texas, Tejo, Tejón, Tejon, Texada, Texado, Texero, Texera, Texeda, Tajada, de Tajada, Tajado, Tajero, Tajera and many more.

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Tejera Early History


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Tejera Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tejera research. Another 427 words (30 lines of text) covering the year 1175 is included under the topic Early Tejera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tejera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tejera Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tejera 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:

Tejera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bentora Tejera arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Bentora Tejera, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Manuel Tejera, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1880
  • Antonio Tejera, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1890

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tejera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tejera (post 1700)



  • Felipe Tejera, Venezuelan writer
  • Emiliano Tejera, Dominican historian
  • Diego Vicente Tejera, Cuban poet

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Tejera Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    6. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
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    The Tejera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tejera 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 15 March 2014 at 11:31.

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