I’ve been doing some research on the Bermudez surname because of my ancestors.
I’ve found the name to be Bermudo in earlier times then change to Vermudez and then change again to De Bermudez and then plain Bermudez. My ancestors also have an accent over the “U” and the name was De Bermudez in earlier times.
There are also some slaves in the Puerto Rico Bautismo books that were given the last name of the owners “Bermudez”.
There are also some Bermudes dating back to earlier times.
Galleo, Descienden de la infanta Dona Teresa Enriquez, hermana del Rey de Portugal D. Alonso Enriquez (Coat of Arms)
En 1537 el emperador Carlos I concedio, por privilegio dado en Valladolid el 24 de Diciembre de 1537, a D. Bartolome Bermudez, conquistador de indias las siguientes armas: En campo de gules un penon al natural sobre una pradera de sinople. Partido de azur con dos escalas de soga de oro. (tiempolibre.ciudadfutura.com/apellidos/origen/BERMUDEZ .htm )
“La Pinta” Those who went and returned in the Pinta: Juan Bermudez of Palos, Spain In the Santa Maria: Diego Bermudez of Palos, Spain
Juan Bermudez or Juan de Bermudez in the third voyage captained the Nina (not the same ship as the first voyage) and stayed in the New World and together with Ponce de Leon, while searching for the Fountain of Eternal Youth discovered the Bermuda Islands, hence the name, Juan de Bermudez. Ponce de Leon died in Cuba. (http://community.wow.net/300history/02/04.html) by Rene Bermudez Negron
Bermuda’s name by Keith Hart, 8 October, 1995 (
History teacher at Warwick Academy in Bermuda
I have found information (scant) that leads me to believe that Bermuda may have been named for one of the three kings of the Galicia and Leon regions of Northern Iberia. The BERMUDOs reign was from 760 to 1034 the last BERMUDO lll dying in the Battle of Tamara in 1034.
King of Leon Bermudo ll Birth 0953 death 0999
Spouse and children: Unknown comcubine
Of Leon Ordono Vermudez of Castile, Elvira Garcia, King of Leon Alfonso Vermudez (pedigree.ancestry.com)
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