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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Mejia, Mejias, Megia, Megias, Mashia, Mashiach and others.

First found in Galicia, in northwestern Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mejia research. Another 368 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1529 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Mejia History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Aria Mejia, who came to America in 1509
  • Francisco Mejia, who was in America in 1511
  • Alonso Mejia, who arrived in Cuba in 1534
  • Diego Mejia, who arrived in Florida in 1563
  • Garcia Mejia, who, along with his wife Maria and their children Pedro, Juan, Rodrigo, Maria, and Mayor, were recorded in New Granada in 1569


Mejia Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Arias Mejia, who landed in America in 1809
  • Francisco Mejia, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Costanza Mejia, who landed in America in 1813
  • Catalina Mejia, who arrived in America in 1815
  • Gonzalo Mejia, who landed in America in 1828


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  • Carlos Mario Londoño Mejía (b. 1920), lawyer and politician
  • Miguel Aceves Mejia, popular recording artist
  • Ezequiel Ramos Mejía, Argentine politician
  • Alfredo Mejía, Honduran footballer
  • Álvaro Mejía (b. 1940), Colombian long distance runner who competed at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics
  • Carlos Will Mejía (b. 1983), Honduran football midfielder
  • Jenrry Manuel Mejía (b. 1989), Dominican Republic-born, Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets


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  1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  6. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Mejia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mejia 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.

This page was last modified on 5 June 2014 at 03:27.

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