Lacambra Surname History

The distinguished Spanish surname Lacambra is of locative origin, being based on a physical or geographic feature found in the vicinity of the eponymous bearer's place of abode. In this case, the Spanish word "camara" means "granary or barn," and the surname would indicate that the original bearer lived beside a granary. In the feudal manors and estates of the Middle Ages, the granary would have been used by the lord's extensive household, and would have been a local landmark.

Early Origins of the Lacambra family

The surname Lacambra was first found in the province of Galicia in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula. However, like many locative surnames, Lacambra arose independently in various parts of Spain. Records show that a branch of the family had its ancestral home in the Valley of Ayala, in Amurrio (Alava).

Important Dates for the Lacambra family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lacambra research. Another 138 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1576 is included under the topic Early Lacambra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lacambra Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Camára, Camarillo, Camarino, Camarero, Cambra, Lacambra, Cammarata, Camarena and many more.

Early Notables of the Lacambra family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Lacambra family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Baltasar De La Camara who arrived in Mexico in 1565; Juana de la Camara who settled in New Spain with three sisters, Diego de Camara who settled in Ecuador in 1584.

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