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Where did the Spanish Anaya family come from? What is the Spanish Anaya family crest and coat of arms? When did the Anaya family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Anaya family history?The distinguished surname Anaya has its origins in Spain, and is derived from the ancient Basque language. Anaia was a Medieval Basque personal name meaning "friar or brother." As a surname it signifies "son of Anai," who was the father of the original bearer.
Spelling variations of this family name include: anaia, anai, anayas and others.
First found in the region of Galicia, in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula. Early records show that members of the Anaya family were present in Monterroso and Lugo in Galicia, before branching out into Castile, and the Southern Regions of Spain. Evidence shows the surname Anaya was in Salamanca, Cuena, Murcia, Málaga and Jaén during the Middle Ages.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anaya research. Another 395 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1625, and 1642 are included under the topic Early Anaya History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 69 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anaya Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Anaya Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Melchor De Anaya, who landed in America in 1827
Anaya Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Antonio Anaya, aged 45, who landed in America from Salamanca, Spain, in 1917
- Sebastian Anaya, aged 36, who settled in America from Salamanca, Spain, in 1917
- Leonor Anaya, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico, Mexico, in 1923
- Ricardo Anaya, aged 29, who landed in America from Mexico, Mexico, in 1923
- Rudolfo Anaya (b. 1937), American author, best known for his 1972 novel Bless Me, Ultima
- Toney Anaya (1941-1983), American Democratic politician, 26th Governor of New Mexico (1983-1987)
- Yano Anaya (b. 1972), American former child actor
- Elena Anaya (b. 1975), Spanish Goya Award winning actress
- Luis Alonso Anaya Merino (b. 1981), Salvadoran professional football player
- Admiral Jorge Isaac Anaya (1926-2008), former Commander-in- Chief of the Argentine Navy
- Pedro Bernardino María de Anaya (1795-1854), Mexican military officer who served twice as interim president of Mexico from 1847 to 1848
- Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya (1894-1975), Mexican restaurateur credited as the inventor of nachos
- Romeo Anaya (1946-1973), Mexican boxer in the Super Bantamweight division, WBA World Bantamweight Champion (1973)
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The Anaya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Anaya 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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