Agirre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original bearer of the name Agirre, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries conquered Spain. The Agirre family originally lived in a noble or reputable place in a village. The surname Agirre originally derived from the Basque word Ager which meant visible or prominent.

Early Origins of the Agirre family

The surname Agirre was first found in the Basque region of Spain, along the north-central coast of the Peninsula.

Early History of the Agirre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agirre research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1248, 1340, and 1492 are included under the topic Early Agirre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Agirre Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Aguirre, Aguirra, Aguirri, Izaguirre, Yzaguirre and others.

Early Notables of the Agirre family (pre 1700)

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Agirre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Agirre family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: conquistador Lope de Aguirre (1518-1561), who voyaged to Peru with Pizarro. Later he traveled the entire length of the Amazon River in a small boat. Also of note were Domingo Aguirre, who journeyed to America with Jimé.

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