Albarran History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Albarran. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames. The name Albarran is derived from the baptismal name Alvaro. The surname originally referred to one who was faithful and honest.
Early Origins of the Albarran family
The surname Albarran was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Albarran family
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Albarran Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Alvarez, Albaraz, Alvaroz, Albaroiz, Alvariz, Alvares, Alvar and many more.
Early Notables of the Albarran family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Pedro and Garcia Alvarez, knights in the service of King Alfonso VI in 1101; Alfonso Alvarez de Villasandino and Juan Alvarez Gato, fifteenth century poets; Fadrique Alvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alba, who fought for Ferdinand and Isabella during the conquest of Granada; Hernando Alvarez de Toledo, Notary to Ferdinand and Isabella...
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In the United States, the name Albarran is the 13,872nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
| Albarran migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Albarran Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Juan Albarran, who arrived in New Granada in 1579
- Beatriz Albarran, who arrived in New Spain in 1593
- Hernando Albarran, who settled in New Spain in 1593
- Maria Albarran, who settled in New Spain in 1593
Albarran Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Isaac Albarran, aged 26, who immigrated to America from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1911
- Eduardo Albarran, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States from Havana, Cuba, in 1912
- Pascual Albarran, aged 46, who landed in America from Salamanca, Spain, in 1916
- Marcelino Albarran, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States from Santiago, Spain, in 1917
- Ignacio Albarran, aged 40, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1920
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|Contemporary Notables of the name Albarran (post 1700) ||+|
- Herminia Albarrán Romero, Mexican-American artist
- Aniceto de Castro Albarrán (1896-1981), Spanish priest and writer
- Artur Manuel de Oliveira Rodrigues Albarran (1953-2022), British-born Portuguese journalist and entrepreneur
- Sergio Arturo Albarrán Arellano (b. 1979), Mexican-born Salvadoran professional footballer
- Pierre Albarran (1893-1960), French auction and contract bridge player and theorist
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Veritas vincit
Motto Translation: Truth Conquers.