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The surname Almanza is the name of a noble family whose roots are Spanish, but has been greatly influenced by the Moorish occupation of the region during the early Middle Ages. The word "almanza" comes from the Arabic words "al-mansa" meaning "the house."

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The surname Almanza was first found in the judicial district of Sahagún, province of León. The surname Almanza was taken from a village of the same name. Its progenitor was Don Lope Díaz de Cinfontes, who took the name "Almanza" for possessing the Lordship of this village. Don Lope was also the Master Guard of the King and is laid to rest in the Grand Chapel of Sotnobal. Over his sepulcher is written the following epitaph: "Here lies Lope Diaz de Cinfontes, Lord of Almanza; God have mercy on his soul..."

Spelling variations of this family name include: Almansa, Almanzan and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almanza research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1393 and 1533 are included under the topic Early Almanza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza (died 1583)...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Almanza Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Almanza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Almanza, who arrived in Peru in 1884

Almanza Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Brigida Almanza, aged 5, who landed in America from Montelleria, Trapani, in 1909
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  • Albert Almanza, Mexican-born, American former Olympic athlete and college basketball player
  • Armando N. Almanza (b. 1972), American Major League Baseball former left-handed relief pitcher who played from 1999 to 2005
  • María Guadalupe García Almanza (b. 1960), Mexican politician from the Citizens' Movement
  • Ashley Martin Almanza (b. 1964), South African businessman, Chief Executive Officer of G4S plc (2013-)
  • Rose Mary Almanza Blanco (b. 1992), Cuban silver medalist middle distance runner at the 2011 CAC Championships
  • Juan Carlos Almanza (1852-1923), Argentine physician
  • Hector Raúl Almanza (b. 1912), Mexican poet, lawyer and politician
  • Cleofas Almanza (1850-1915), Mexican painter
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    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
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    The Almanza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Almanza Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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