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

Derived from the Basque words "art(h)e," meaning "oak" and the suffix "aga," denoting "place," Arteaga was the name of several place names before becoming a surname. It no doubt originally described a place where oak-trees grew in abundance.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Arteaga, Atiaga and others.

First found in Gauteguiz de Arteaga, near Busturia, Vizcaya province from the 10th century.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arteaga research. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1615, 1633 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Arteaga History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arteaga Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Urtuno De Arteaga, who landed in America in 1810
  • Martin De Arteaga, who landed in America in 1812
  • Pascual De Arteaga, who landed in America in 1812
  • Pedro De Arteaga, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Cristobal De Arteaga, who arrived in America in 1813


  • José María Arteaga, Mexican 19th-century national hero, one-time governor of the state of Querétaro de Arteaga
  • Don Carlos de Arteaga, who assumed the title of Conde de Serrallo in 1966
  • Rosalía Arteaga (b. 1956), Ecuadorian politician, Vice President of Ecuador in 1996
  • Daniel Castellanos Arteaga, Uruguayan diplomat and writer


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  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  11. ...

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