Hello, today we have the family crest of the last name Tapia, as you may have noticed, today I am posting earlier than usual, since my son Gustavo, his wife and my grandson’s “el bandido” are eating dinner with us (rico pollo en escabeche prepared by my daughter) They threaten to stay the rest of the day (good). Here is the family crest.
It is a very old last name that extended along the Peninsula, passing into America.
Among the conquistadores of Mexico, don Andrés de Tapia appears as the partner of Hernán Cortés, since he was of noble family, he was caballerizo of Colón. He previously was in the island of Cuba and then moved to Mexico, where he became part of Hernán Cortés’ expedition . Another conqueror was don Cristóbal de Tapia who arrived in America on 1522, as a captain. He participated in numerous warlike actions earning him the position of Extraordinary Receiver of the Real Audience. On October 4th of 1623, King Don Felipe IV granted the title of Count of Vastameroli to don Francisco Tapia y Leiva who was already Count of the Vasto.
Its Arms: In silver three strips of azure, gules bordure, with seven crosses of gold.