Samara History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Samara 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.

Early Origins of the Samara family

The surname Samara was first found in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, in north western Spain.

Important Dates for the Samara family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Samara research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1623, 1770 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Samara History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Samara Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Samara family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Rodrigo Zamorano (1542-1623), a cosmographer of the royal house of Philip II of Spain; Francesco de Zamora of Villafranca de Montes de Oca (Burgos), who was ennobled in 1770; and Juan Manuel de Zamora y Sainz...
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Samara Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Samara migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Samara Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jayme Samara, aged 33, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1842 [1]

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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)
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