The de Cordova Family
from Córdova, Spain
c.1595

  • The family crest above is of Spanish origin.
  • The family surname can also spelled as Córdoba and has been recorded as Cordua and Cordeva.
  • Although the family was originally from Spain, the earliest records show Isaac de Cordova as coming from Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istambul, Turkey)
  • Other notable de Cordova family members include Alonso Fernandez de CÓRDOBA (The Jewish Virtual Library)




  • Coat of Arms of Córdoba

    • Córdoba (also Cordova) is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. An Iberian and Roman city in ancient times, in the Middle Ages it was a capital of an Islamic caliphate and one of the largest cities in the world.As early as the eighth century it included Jews among its inhabitants. They lived in a separate quarter or "Juderia," one of the gates of which was called "Bab al-Yahud," now the Almodovar gate. At this gate, later known to the Moslems as "Bab al-Huda," the Jews carried on an extensive trade in silks and slaves. They developed considerably in numbers and importance under 'Abd al-Raḥman I.—whose greatness is said to have been prophesied by a Jew—and under his successors. The Jews were not behind the Moors in their efforts to promote education and culture; and at the Academy of Cordova, founded by the califs, Jews and Moors together received instruction in philosophy, grammar, mathematics, botany, and even in music.

    Callejas de las Flores, Cordova

    Statue of Maimonides in Cordova
     



    The Mesquita, Cordova


    Coat of Arms of The Ottoman Empire and Constantinople


  • The crescent moon with a star displayed between the horns is a common motif found in heraldry of the Near and Middle East. It was originally associated with the city of Constantinople, and subsequently with the Ottoman Empire after the city became its capital.
  • Constantinople (Latin: Constantinopolis, Turkish: Istanbul) was the imperial capital of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine/Eastern Roman Empire, the Latin Empire and the Ottoman Empire. Throughout most of the Middle Ages, Constantinople was Europe's largest and wealthiest city.


  • Panoramic view of Constantinople c.1876

     

    15th. Generation

     
    Isaac de CORDOVA
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    c.1595
    Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (Istambul, Turkey)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    14th. Generation

     
    Rabbi/Haham Moses Raphael 'Isaac' de CORDOVA
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    c.1621
    Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (Istambul, Turkey)
     
     
    21 Tamuz 5409 (02 July 1649)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Jul 1649
    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
     
     
    Isaac de CORDOVA
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    Burial Record #6215

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      • Moses and his wife spent some time in Brazil where his son Jacob Haim was born.
      • Arrived in Amsterdam 1641/1642

    13th. Generation

     
    Jacob Haim 'Moses' de CORDOVA
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    c.1640
    Brazil
     
     
    06 Tamuz 5474 (19 Jun 1714)
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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    Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam
    Jacob Haim van Moses Raphael de Cordeva
     
    Rabbi/Haham Moses Raphael 'Isaac' de CORDOVA
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    Burial Record #6214

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      1. Moses(i) 'Jacob' de CORDOVA
          Born: before 1700
          Died: Feb 1701 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
          Buried: 11 Adar 5461 (19 Feb 1701), Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam


    Burial Record #6216
      1. Esther 'Jacob' de CORDOVA
          Born: c.1700
          Died: Feb 1700 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
          Buried: 24 Sh'vat 5460 (13 Feb 1700), Beth Haim Cemetery, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Amsterdam


    Burial Record #6213
      1. Moses(ii) 'Jacob' de CORDOVA married
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    12th. Generation

     
    Isaac Hezkiah 'Jacob' de CORDOVA
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    c.1677
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
     
     
    1726
     
     
     
     
    Printer
    Jacob Haim 'Moses' de CORDOVA
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    05 Apr 1702
    Bevis Marks Synagogue, London, England
    Bevis Marks Synagogue, London, England
    Marriage Records, Part I

    Rachel 'Jacob' DIAS ARIAS
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    Jacob DIAS ARIAS
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      1. Jacob 'Isaac Hezkiah' de CORDOVA married
        • Ester 'Abraham' ANAVIA

      2. Esther 'Isaac' de CORDOVAmarried
      3. Clara 'Isaac' de CORDOVA married
        • Moses 'Isaac' PEREIRA de CASTRO

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      • Publisher in the latter part of the seventeenth and the first part of the eighteenth century; son of Jacob b. Moses Raphael de Cordova. After a sojourn in Brazil, he settled in Amsterdam, where, like his brother Abraham, he became a printer. In 1688 he published the Spanish sermons of Joshua de Silva, and in 1706-09 various other works in Spanish and Hebrew. He changed his residence to Hamburg in 1709. © Jewish Encyclopedia

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    Abraham 'Jacob' de CORDOVA
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    c.1690
    Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
     
     
    03 Apr 1766
    Kingston, Jamaica
     
     
     
    Printer
    Jacob Haim 'Moses' de CORDOVA
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    Simcha 'Joshua' PALACHE
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    Joshua PALACHE assumed son of Hazan Isaac 'Joseph' PALACHE
    Clara 'Jacob' JESSURUN
     

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      1. Jacob 'Abraham' de CORDOVA
          Born: c.1716 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

      2. Rachel 'Abraham' de CORDOVA married
        • Samuel 'Isaac' RODRIGUES CAMPOS

      3. Rabbi Joshua 'Abraham' de CORDOVA married
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      4. Isaac 'Abraham' de CORDOVA married
        • Clara 'David Haim' NAMIAS TORRES

      5. Raphael 'Abraham' de CORDOVA married
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    To be continued ...................



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