In 1481, King Ferdinand named Luis de Santangel escribano de racion, placing him in charge of royal finances.
In that light, immigration is a repeat of the Reconquest, when Ferdinand and Isabella took Spain back for Catholicism.
Clegg first introduces himself to Miranda as Ferdinand, but she later dubs him Caliban.
masc. proper name, of Germanic origin, first element perhaps Proto-Germanic *farthi, abstract noun from root *far- "to fare, travel" (see fare (v.)); second element perhaps related to Old English neðan, Old High German nendan "to risk, venture."