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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Almazan, Almazen, Almazani, Almazini, Guignard, Guignardaye and many more.

First found in Brittany, originally Armorica in ancient times, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Dol and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almazan research. Another 229 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Almazan History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Almazan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Olalla Hernandez Almazan, who settled in Peru in 1561
  • Mariana Almazan, who arrived in New Spain in 1599

Almazan Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Luis De Almazan, who landed in Nicaragua in 1834


  • Miguel Ángel Almazán Quiróz (b. 1982), Mexican football defender


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  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  11. ...

The Almazan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Almazan 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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