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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Valdmerrama. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.

Valdmerrama Early Origins



The surname Valdmerrama was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain.

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Valdmerrama Spelling Variations


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Valdmerrama Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Valdés, Valdes, Valdez and others.

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Valdmerrama Early History


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Valdmerrama Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Valdmerrama research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1478, 1557, 1509, 1541, 1490, 1532, 1622 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Valdmerrama History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Valdmerrama Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Valdmerrama Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés (1478-1557), a Spanish historian and writer, commonly known as "Oviedo"; Juan de Valdés ( c. 1509-1541), Spanish writer and secretary to King Charles...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Valdmerrama 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 or some of its variants were: Juan and Jorge de Valdés, who arrived in America in 1512; Pedro Valdés, who arrived in New Spain in 1536; Bartolomé Valdés, who arrived in New Spain in 1537 with 4 sons and 3 daughters.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    2. 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.
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Valdmerrama Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Valdmerrama 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 24 February 2014 at 09:45.

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