Aguirre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original bearer of the name Aguirre, 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 Aguirre family originally lived in a noble or reputable place in a village. The surname Aguirre originally derived from the Basque word Ager which meant visible or prominent.

Early Origins of the Aguirre family

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

Early History of the Aguirre family

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Aguirre Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Aguirre family (pre 1700)

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United States Aguirre migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aguirre Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • 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
  • Hurtado de Aguirre, who sailed to America in 1528
  • Francisco Aguirre, who sailed to New Granada in 1552
  • Juan Aguirre, who sailed to New Spain in 1576
  • Francisco de Aguirre, a Spanish captain who fought with Pizarro in Peru and with Valdivia in Chile, where he died in 1580
Aguirre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Antonio Aguirre, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804 [1]
  • Francisco's son Hernando de Aguirre, who also fought as a conquistador in Chile
  • Domingo Aguirre, who journeyed to America with Jiménez de Quesada and was one of the founders of the city of Bogotá, Colombia
  • Hurtado De Aguirre, who arrived in America in 1828 [1]
  • Ignacio Aguirre, aged 66, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Aguirre (post 1700) +

  • Henry John Aguirre (1931-1994), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Edward Aguirre, American educational administrator
  • Edmundo Soto Aguirre, American civil engineer
  • Javier Aguirre Fernández (1935-2019), Spanish film director, writer and producer
  • Luis María "Koldo" Aguirre Vidaurrázaga (1939-2019), Spanish football midfielder and manager
  • Jose Louis de Aresti Aguirre (1919-2003), Spanish pilot and member of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) Hall of Fame
  • Rubén Aguirre Fuentes (1934-2016), Mexican actor
  • Alfonso Anda Aguirre (b. 1919), Spanish philosopher and lawyer
  • Joaquín Aguirre Lavayen (1921-2011), Bolivian writer, entrepreneur, diplomat and inventor
  • Pablo Buendía Aguirre (b. 1900), respected Mexican journalist
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Reyner Aceves Aguirre, American Seaman Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [2]

  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. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook
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