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Where did the Spanish Almaguer family come from? What is the Spanish Almaguer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Almaguer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Almaguer family history?

The noble surname Almaguer is of Spanish descent, and appears to be of toponymic origin, derived from the place name where the original bearer first lived or owned land. The name Almaguer is rooted in the Arabic language, and comes from the two words "al" and "magra" which together means "red clay." Thus, the place where the surname Almaguer originated, must have had the characteristic of red clay.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Almaguer, Almanguera, Almagra, Almagros and others.

First found in the province of Cuidad Real in the southern Regions of Spain. However, early records also show a presence of the Almaguer surname in the area around the city of Cordoba.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almaguer research. Another 94 words(7 lines of text) covering the years 1475, 1538, and 1618 are included under the topic Early Almaguer History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Almaguer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan De Almagro who settled in Cartagena in 1534; Diego De Almagro who arrived in Venezuela in 1534; Juan De Almagro who came arrived in Chile in 1563.

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  • Frank Almaguer (b. 1945), American diplomat and career Foreign Service Officer
  • Hector Almaguer, American Grammy nominated musician, writer, producer and entertainment industry executive
  • Ilean Almaguer Ochoa (b. 1987), Mexican actress
  • Sergio Almaguer Treviño (b. 1969), Mexican football coach and former defender and striker


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  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  10. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
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The Almaguer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Almaguer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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