Lexi asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 decade ago

Where does the the last name miranda orginate from?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Origin Displayed: Spanish

    Where did the Spanish miranda family come from? What is the Spanish coat of arms/family crest? When did the miranda family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?

    Noble surnames, such as miranda, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name miranda, 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. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The miranda family originally lived in one of the provinces of Oviedo, Lugo, Segovia, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife which is derived from the Spanish word marin, which means height or elevated position.

    Spelling Variations of this family name include: Miranda, de Miranda, Mirandas, de Mirandas, de las Mirandas, Mirando and many more.

    First found in Asturias, birthplace of the Christian Reconquest of Spain from the Muslims.

    Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Among the early explorers of the New World was Luis de Miranda, who accompanied Pedro de Mendoza to the Río de la Plata in 1534. He was present at the founding of Buenos Aires in 1536.

    Some noteworthy people of the name miranda

    * Carlos Miranda, Spanish poet and novelist

    * Sebastián Miranda, Spanish sculptor

    * Fernando Márquez Miranda, Argentinian archeologist

    * Ernesto Miranda (b. 1941), epoynm of the "Miranda warning" and "Miranda rights"

    * Andres Miranda Jr, manufacturing company executive

    * Guillermo Miranda Jr, shoe manufacturing company executive

    * Hector Miranda Jr, industrial engineer

    * Lourdes Miranda, business executive

    * Manuel Robert Miranda, educator and government official

    * Maria T. Miranda, health administrator

    * Robert J. Miranda, accounting firm executive

    * Alberto Miranda, Bolivian communications specialist

    * Carmen Miranda, entertainer

    * Miguel Miranda, Argentinian businessman and politician

    * Francisco Antonio Gabriel Miranda (1750-1816), revolutionary leader


    Spanish, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): habitational name from any of numerous places in Spain and Portugal called Miranda. The derivation of the place name is uncertain; it may be of pre-Roman origin, or from Latin miranda ‘view’, ‘outlook’. This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

    Surname: Miranda

    This is a locational name recorded in the spellings of Miranda, Mirando, and Amiranda. It can be from any of the various places called 'Miranda' in Spain, Catalonia, and Portugal. The placename and hence the surname, derives from the Roman (Latin) "mirandus" meaning "wondrous" or "lovely", but in the context of a village translates as "the admired place". It is also possible that in some instances the surname derives from the north eastern Spanish "miralla" meaning a watchtower or look out post. The surname in the spelling of 'Morando' is frequently recorded in the registers of St. Mary's church, Woolnoth, London, from the mid 16th Century onwards, an example being Clement Morando who was a witness there on May 17th 1565. Examples taken from the registers of Spain, Mexico and California include Juane Miranda, who married Phillip de Soto at San Miguel Arcangel, Mexico, on May 26th 1716, and Arizaga Miranda, who married Luiz Basque at Santa Catarina, on October 28th 1821. In California Minnie T Miranda, the daughter of Thomas Miranda, was christened at Alameda on April 15th 1883. The coat of arms granted in Spain has the blazon of a blue field charged with a white horse trippant. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Diego de Miranda, which was dated December 20th 1526, christened at Badajos, Spain, during the reign of King Charles 1st of Spain, Emperor of Mexico, 1516 - 1556. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Miranda Conolio

  • 1 decade ago


    Source(s): houseofnames.com
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The best help I can offer is to encourage you to research your family history, one generation at a time.

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