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Where did the Figueroa coat of arms come from? When did the Figueroa family first arrive in the United States?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Figueroa, de Figueroa, Figuera, Figueras, Figueres, Figuero, Figueros, Figueredo, de Figueredo, Figuerola, Figarola, Higuera, de la Higuera, Higueras, de las Higueras, Higuero and many more.

First found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of Spain.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Early migrants to the New World bearing this surname or a variant spelling of this name included Gonzalo de la Higuera, who sailed to America in 1512.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Figueroa
  • Francisco de Figueroa (1530-1588), Spanish poet
  • Pedro de Castro y Figueroa (1685-1741), Spanish viceroy of New Spain (1740 to 1741)
  • Don Joaquin Cabrera Trillo Figueroa, Marquis of Ontiveros since 1916
  • Ed Figueroa (b. 1948), Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Elías Figueroa (b. 1946), Chilean football player
  • Emiliano Figueroa (1866-1931), President of Chile (1925 to 1927)
  • Federico Brito Figueroa (1921-2000), Venezuelan historian and anthropologist
  • Fernando Figueroa (1849-1919), President of El Salvador 1907–1911
  • Francisco Acuña de Figueroa (1790-1862), Uruguayan poet
  • José Figueroa Alcorta (1860-1931), President of Argentina (1906 to 1910)


Learn More About Spanish Surnames



Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.



Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.



Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.



In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.


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