Type Surname (from location)
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Meaning & History
From the village of Vivar, later renamed Vivar del Cid, nowadays part of Quintanilla Vivar located near Burgos, Castile and León, Spain.Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (c. 1043–1099) known as 'El Cid Campeador' was a Castilian knight and warlord in medieval Spain. El Cid became Spain's celebrated national hero and the protagonist of the most significant medieval Spanish epic poem, 'El Cantar de Mio Cid'.