Show ContentsTrinidad History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Trinidad is derived from the Spanish term for trinity, which further derives from the Latin "trinitas." The surname Trinidad thus means "son or descendant of Trinidad," a name which is rooted in Christian tradition.

Early Origins of the Trinidad family

The surname Trinidad was first found in various kingdoms within Spain.

Early History of the Trinidad family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Trinidad research. The years 1594 and 1649 are included under the topic Early Trinidad History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Trinidad Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trinidade, Triniti and others.

Early Notables of the Trinidad family

Notable bearers of the family name Trinidad

  • included Luis de la Trinidad (1594-1649), a Spanish writer

Trinidad Ranking

In the United States, the name Trinidad is the 3,639th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Trinidad migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Trinidad Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Francisco DeLa Trinidad who arrived in Honduras in 1577
  • Mariana de la Trinidad who settled in New Spain in 1590
Trinidad Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Emilio Trinidad, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [2]
  • Jose Trinidad, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [2]

West Indies Trinidad migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Trinidad Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Ana de la Trinidad who immigrated to Cuba in 1561

Contemporary Notables of the name Trinidad (post 1700) +

  • David Trinidad (b. 1953), American poet
  • Thea Trinidad (b. 1990), American professional wrestler
  • Adrian Trinidad (b. 1982), Argentine football midfielder
  • Angel Borja Trinidad (b. 1958), Physician in the Philippines
  • Félix "Tito" Trinidad Jr. (b. 1973), Puerto Rican boxer
  • Milagros Laurel Trinidad (b. 1941), Congresswoman in the Philippines
  • Trinidad "Trini" López III (1937-2020), American singer, guitarist, and actor, known for "If I Had a Hammer", "Lemon Tree", "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" and "Sally Was a Good Old Girl"
  • Trinidad Tellez, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2004
  • Trinidad Mestre, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1976, 1980
  • Trinidad "Trini" Alvarado (b. 1967), American actress and singer

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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)
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