Garcia History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Garcia surname is an old Portuguese patronymic surname, derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Garcia is thought to be a patronymic name formed from a now unknown medieval given name. An older Latin form of the surname was Garsea, the roots of which may well pre-date the Latin era and come from the Basque language.

Early Origins of the Garcia family

The surname Garcia was first found in Navarre, where the name is documented in the earliest records.

Important Dates for the Garcia family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garcia research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1134, 1150, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Garcia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Garcia Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Garcia, García, Garsea, Garsía, Garsia, Garcies, Guarsea, Guarseas, Garsías, Garsias, Gassía, Gassia, Garci, Garcés, Garces, Garcíaz, Garciaz, Garséaz, Garseaz, Gasset, Garcet, Gracía, Gracia and many more.

Early Notables of the Garcia family (pre 1700)

Prominent members of the family include were Count García of Navarre (d. 857), García I, king of Leon from 910-914, and García I of Navarre, who ruled 925-970. King García IV ruled Navarre from 1134-1150. Also of note were Gil Garcíez Dazagra, knight of the order of Santiago, Diego García de Paredes and Alvar García de Mendoza, who fought for Ferdinand and Isabella during the conquest...
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Garcia migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garcia Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alejo García, who arrived in the New World in 1528 and explored Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil
  • Lope García de Castro was governor of Peru in the 1560s
  • Ana García, to Colombia in 1561
  • Catalina García, who immigrated to Venezuela in 1561
  • Anton García, to Cuba in 1561
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Garcia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alonso Garcia, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Elvira Garcia, who landed in Espanola in 1811 [1]
  • Francisco Garcia, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Gonzalo Garcia, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Heman Garcia, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Garcia Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Bruno Garcia, who arrived in Texas in 1910 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Garcia (post 1700)

  • David Garcia (1920-2018), American Major League Baseball coach, scout and manager
  • Eladio Armesto Garcia (1936-2003), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1984, 1988, 1992; Member of Florida State House of Representatives 117th District, 1993-94 [2]
  • Robert "Bob" Garcia (1933-2017), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1978-1983)
  • Héctor Anibal Maestri Garcia (1935-2014), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Hector P. Garcia (1914-1996), Mexican American physician, surgeon, WWII veteran, civil rights advocate, founder of the American G.I Forum and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (1942-1995), American guitarist, singer, songwriter, counterculture icon, and co-founder of the Grateful Dead
  • Staff Sergeant Marcario Garcia (1920-1972), first Mexican immigrant to receive the Medal of Honor
  • Eric Garcia (b. 1972), Mexican American author
  • Carlos García (b. 1967), Venezuelan-American baseball player
  • Aimee Garcia (b. 1978), Mexican American actress
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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