The mountainous borders of Spain
contain the origins of the prestigious surname Valdmerrama. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
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.
Early Origins of the Valdmerrama family
The surname Valdmerrama was first found in Asturias
, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain.
Early History of the Valdmerrama family
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.
Valdmerrama Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Valdmerrama family (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.
Migration of the Valdmerrama family to the New World and Oceana
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.