Heredia may refer to:
Brief History on its Etymology
- According to the History of Free Masonry, Volume 6, Heredia is a name derived from Herod the Great and his Herodian Kingdom.
- According to Belgian economist Émile Louis Victor de Laveleye, the Heredium (singular) or Heredia (plural) was known as "land transmitted hereditarily".
- According to researcher Flavius Josephus, heredium was a name given to a costly citadel in memory of Herod's great actions, as Herod "adorned it with the most costly palaces, and erected very strong fortifications" (The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus, page 48).
- In the Ancient Rome study, The Roman Garden: Space, Sense, and Society by Katharine T. Von Stackelberg, the heredium symbolized "the continuity between one generation of citizens and the next".
- Heredia is a plural of an Ancient Roman unit of measurement, whose singular form is Heredium, which is approximately equivalent to 1.246 acres or 5060 square meters. Therefore, as in many Roman words that end with -edia, (example: media, encyclopedia, logopedia, orthopedia, etc.), heredia is plural in significance.
- According to Harvard University, Harvard's Archimedes Project, a scholarly research on the "history of mechanics and engineering from antiquity to the Renaissance" (Harvard), quotes etymological roots of Heredia from Latin as having various meanings including:
- heredipeta: the next heir.
- hereditamentum: hereditament, all property that may be inherited.
- hereditare: to cause to inherit.
- hereditas: an inheritance.
Heredia is associated with hereditary or inheritance.
- The ancient Roman Empire built the Herodian Kingdom, which is traced to the origin of heredia
- Heredia, Costa Rica is a city in north-central Costa Rica, the capital of Heredia Canton and Heredia Province
Hereditas is also a scientific journal which has been published "since 1920 by Mendelska sällskapet i Lund" (Mendelian Society of Lund).
People with the surname
- Alonso Fernández de Heredia (died 1782), Spanish general and politician
- José-Maria de Heredia (1842–1905), French poet
- Juan Fernández de Heredia (c. 1310–1396), Aragonese historian
- Pedro de Heredia (died 1554), Spanish conquistador
- Sebastiano Aguilera de Heredia (1561–1627), Spanish composer and monk
- Alberto Heredia Ceballos (born 1987), Spanish soccer player
- Ángel Guillermo Heredia Hernández (born 1975), Mexican sports coach and former discus thrower
- Cayetano Heredia (1797–1861), Peruvian physician
- Enrique Fernández Heredia (fl. 1900s), Spanish military commander
- Fernando Martínez Heredia (born 1939), Cuban politician
- Gil Heredia (born 1965), American baseball player
- José María Heredia y Heredia (1803–1839), Cuban poet and political activist
- Ubaldo Heredia (born 1956), Venezuelan baseball player
- Heredia, a meteorite spotted in 1857, see meteorite falls
- Heredia, plural of heredium, an Ancient Roman unit of measurement
- Heredia Jaguares de Peten a football (soccer) team from San José, El Petén, Guatemala
Ancient Rome Studies - Archimedes Project - Harvard University, http://harvard.edu
Hereditas Journal Information - Oikos Editorial Office - http://www.oikos.ekol.lu.se/herjrnl.html
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Heredium - Flavius Josephus - The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus - http://archive.org/details/genuineworksfla00whisgoog ].
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