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

The surname Zamora comes from name of the city and province of Zamora, which is located on the Duero in northwest Spain. Because of its strategic position, the city was disputed during the Middle Ages, first between the Christians and Moors, then between the kingdoms of Leon and Castille.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Zamora, Zanora, Zamor, Samora, Zamaura, Zamore and others.

First found in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, in north western Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zamora research. Another 507 words(36 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1623, 1770 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Zamora History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 157 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zamora Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Francisco and Christobal de Zamora, who sailed to Spanish America in 1511
  • Felipo de Zamora, who sailed to Spanish America in 1512
  • Diego de Zamora, who immigrated to Peru with his family in 1534
  • Fancisco de Zamora, who settled in Venezuela in 1534
  • Alonso Zamora and his family who arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1555

Zamora Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Francisco De Zamora, who landed in America in 1811
  • Felipo De Zamora, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Miguel De Zamora, who landed in Espanola in 1812
  • Pedro De Zamora, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Leonor De Zamora, who arrived in America in 1814


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  • Pedro Pablo Zamora (1972-1994), Cuban-American AIDS activist
  • Niceto Alcala Zamora y Torres (1877-1949), Spanish statesman and President of Spain (1931-1936). He led the successful revolution of 1931, and became President later that same year, however he was diposed in 1936 and went into exile to Argentina
  • Bernice Zamora (b. 1938), Chicano literature
  • Tye Zamora, bassist, alternative rock band, Alien Ant Farm
  • Robert Lester "Bobby" Zamora (b. 1981), English footballer
  • Ezequiel Zamora (1817-1860), Venezuelan military commander
  • Jairon Zamora (b. 1978), Ecuadorian footballer
  • Jesús Jiménez Zamora, President of Costa Rica 1863 to 1866 and 1868 to 1870
  • Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (b. 1967), retired Chilean football striker, member of the Chilean national team at the 1998 World Cup


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  1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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The Zamora Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zamora 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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