Almaraz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient and noble surname Almaraz is of Spanish descent and appears to be of local, or toponymic, origin. Thus, it is derived from the place of residence of the initial bearer, which, in this instance, is the place name "Almaraz." The place name Almaraz is derived from the Arabic word "almarada" which signified "a sharp needle for sewing sandals."

Early Origins of the Almaraz family

The surname Almaraz was first found in the district of Navalmoral, in the province of Caceres in Extremadura. The progenitor of the Almaraz family is believed to have been Gomez de Almaraz who lived during the reign of King Pedro of Castille and who is mentioned in a document dated 1360.

Important Dates for the Almaraz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almaraz research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1565 is included under the topic Early Almaraz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Almaraz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Almaras, Almara and others.

Early Notables of the Almaraz family (pre 1700)

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Almaraz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Almaraz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Inigo De Almaraz, who landed in America in 1827 [1]
  • Juan Almaraz, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1881 [1]
  • Juan De Almaraz, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1882 [1]
  • Maria De Almaraz, who landed in Peru in 1894 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Almaraz (post 1700)

  • Enrique Almaraz y Santos S.T.D. (1847-1922), Spanish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Seville (1907-1920) Archbishop of Toledo (1920-1922)
  • Carlos Almaraz (1941-1989), Mexican-American artist, an early proponent of the Chicano street arts movement
  • José Almaraz (b. 1895), Mexican lawyer
  • Andrés Almaraz (1852-1909), Mexican chemist
  • Sergio Almaraz Paz (1928-1968), Bolivian journalist, Andrés Almaraz (1852-1909), a Mexican chemist, and José Almaraz (b.1895), a Mexican lawyer

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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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