Amaya History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Amaya comes from the place name Amaya, which is derived from the Basque word "amaia" meaning "elevated place" or "heights."

Early Origins of the Amaya family

The surname Amaya was first found in the Burgsos mountains of northern Castile.

Early History of the Amaya family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amaya research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1454 and 1494 are included under the topic Early Amaya History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Amaya Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Amaya, Amaia and others.

Early Notables of the Amaya family (pre 1700)

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 Diego...
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United States Amaya migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amaya Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Cristobal de Amaya and Pedro de Amaya were among the early settlers of Spanish America, arriving in 1515 and 1517
  • Gonzalo de Amaya immigrated to Peru in 1534
  • Juana de Amaya in Nicaragua in 1561
  • Rodrigo de Amaya and his wife Magdalena settled in Honduras in 1565
  • Beatriz de Amaya, who sailed to Guatamala in 1580 with five children
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Amaya Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal De Amaya, who landed in America in 1815 [1]
  • Gonzalo De Amaya, who arrived in Peru in 1834 [1]
  • Juana De Amaya, who landed in Nicaragua in 1861 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Amaya (post 1700) +

  • Victor Amaya (b. 1954), former American male professional tour tennis player
  • Clemente Amaya, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 90th District, 1998 [2]
  • Antonio Amaya Carazo (b. 1983), Spanish professional footballer
  • Remedios Amaya (b. 1962), born María Dolores Amaya Vega, Spanish flamenco singer and former Eurovision Song Contest contestant
  • Carmen Amaya (1913-1963), Spanish gypsy dancer who was awarded the Grand Cross of Isabella
  • Jesús Armando Amaya Contreras (b. 1969), Colombian professional golfer
  • José Antonio "Ringo" Amaya Pardo (b. 1980), Colombian footballer
  • José Alexander Amaya del Cid (b. 1975), retired Salvadoran footballer
  • Ramón Amaya Amador (1916-1966), Honduran author
  • Gabino Amaya Guerrera, Spanish sculptor

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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