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

The Ansara surname derives from the Basque term "anzar," composed of the elements "anza," or "pasture," and the suffix "-ar," meaning "place of;" thus the original bearer of the name was likely someone who lived near a pasture.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Anzar, Ansara and others.

First found in de tierra de Cissa.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ansara research. Another 346 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1440 and 1528 are included under the topic Early Ansara History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco F. Anza, whose oath of allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1857; and Frank and Rosa Anzalone, who arrived in Louisiana between the years 1890-1910. Josefita Anzara was born in Isleta, Bernalillo, New Mexico, in 1838.


  • Michael Ansara (b. 1922), American television actor


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  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

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