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Where did the Spanish Almaraz family come from? What is the Spanish Almaraz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Almaraz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Almaraz family history?The ancient and noble surname Almaraz is of Spanish descent and appears to be of local, or toponymic, origin. Thus, it is derived from the place of residence of the initial bearer, which, in this instance, is the place name "Almaraz." The place name Almaraz is derived from the Arabic word "almarada" which signified "a sharp needle for sewing sandals."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Almaras, Almara and others.
First found in the district of Navalmoral, in the province of Caceres in Extremadura. The progenitor of the Almaraz family is believed to have been Gomez de Almaraz who lived during the reign of King Pedro of Castille and who is mentioned in a document dated 1360.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almaraz research. Another 369 words(26 lines of text) covering the year 1565 is included under the topic Early Almaraz History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Almaraz Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Almaraz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Almaraz 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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