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

The noble surname Urrutia is of Spanish descent, and is derived from a Basque place name, adopted as a surname by the families who lived on and owned the land of Urrutia.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Urruti, Urutias and others.

First found in the province of Vizcaya. However, it is one of the most illustrious and noble of Basque surnames, and early records show there were several families of this name settled in various parts of the provinces of Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa and Alava.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Urrutia research. Another 397 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1641 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Urrutia History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 55 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Urrutia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Francisco De Urrutia who came to Espanola in 1574
  • Juan De Urrutia, who emigrated to the Philippines in 1586
  • Isabel De Urrutia who arrived in New Spain in 1594

Urrutia Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego Urrutia, aged 66, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1820
  • Benito Urrutia, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1836
  • Pablo Urrutia, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1838
  • Pablo Urrutia who landed in Puerto Rico in 1838
  • Manuel Urrutia who arrived in New Orleans in 1841


  • Benjamin Urrutia (b. 1950), Ecuador-born American writer
  • Andres Urrutia (b. 1890), Filipino government official
  • Carlos Luis de Urrutia (1750-1825), 19th century governor of Santo Domingo
  • Francisco Jose Urrutia (1870-1950), Colombian diplomat and statesman
  • Ignacio Jose Urrutia (1730-1795), Cuban historian
  • Jorge Urrutia (1905-1981), Chilean composer
  • Manuel Urrutia (1901-1981), President of Cuba
  • Patricio Urrutia (b. 1978), World Cup soccer football player


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