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Last Name: Rivadeneira

Dossier: 882938
Language of the text: English
Nobility: Lords - Knights
Nobles in:Spain - New Spain

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Rivadeneira


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Nobility crown RivadeneiraAncient and noble Spanish family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread over the centuries, with main branches in the Americas. An ancient legend says that the family is descended from a brother of Queen Lupa. This blind young man was led in front of some prisoners that, according to a young visionary, gave off a special and mysterious light. The prisoners were located along the banks of the river Neira (Lugo). The infant miraculously regained his sight and saw a cross appear before his eyes. From this event the union of the words "ribeira" (= river bank) and "Neira", that, according to the legend, would have started the lineage and the coat of arms. Leaving aside the legend, the surname actually comes from the province of Lugo, in Galicia. Later the family went to settle near Valladolid. Hernando and Gaspar de Riva de Neyra, or Rivadeneira, both ...
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Coat of arms of family Rivadeneira

1° Coat of arms of family Rivadeneira
Language of the text: English

Or, a cross flory, gules, charged with five shells, argent; in base, three fesses wavy, azure.

Blason of family Rivadeneira; source: "Repertorio de blasones de la comunidad hispánica - letras M-N-Ñ-O-P-Q-R" Vicente De Cadenas y Vicent Instituto Salazar y Castro.

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Coat of arms of family Rivadeneira

2° Coat of arms of family Rivadeneira
Language of the text: English

Or, on a inescutcheon, gules, a crown, or.

Alias of family Rivadeneira; source: "Repertorio de blasones de la comunidad hispánica - letras M-N-Ñ-O-P-Q-R" Vicente De Cadenas y Vicent Instituto Salazar y Castro.

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Coat of arms of family Rivadeneira

3° Coat of arms of family Rivadeneira
Language of the text: English

Vert, the cross or, and three fishes argent, one in each fesse.

Alias of family Rivadeneira; source: "Repertorio de blasones de la comunidad hispánica - letras M-N-Ñ-O-P-Q-R" Vicente De Cadenas y Vicent Instituto Salazar y Castro. Notice: the cross is flory and the fesses are in base azure.

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