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

The story of the Bojorquez surname begins with the place-name Bohorques, which is in turn derived from the Old French "bejort," meaning "lance" (the fighting instrument used in medieval tournaments). When surnames began to be used in Medieval Spain, it was not uncommon to assume the name of an existing place as a surname.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Bohorquez, Bojorquez, Bojardo, Bojardez, Bohardo, Bohardez, Bohardes and many more.

First found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bojorquez research. Another 411 words(29 lines of text) covering the years 1469, 1610, 1618, 1633, and 1662 are included under the topic Early Bojorquez History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 58 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bojorquez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bojorquez Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Javier Bojorquez, aged 38, who landed in America from Mexico, Mexico, in 1914
  • Josefina Bojorquez, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico, Mexico, in 1914
  • Tomasa Cde. Bojorquez, aged 35, who landed in America from Mexico, Mexico, in 1914

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  • Martha Elisa Bojórquez, contemporary Mexican painter (1990s)
  • Carlos Bojorquez (b. 1972), Mexican professional boxer
  • César Luis Bojórquez, Mexican politician
  • Manuel Bojorquez (b. 1965), Mexican professional footballer


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  4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Bojorquez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bojorquez 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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