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

Amaya Early Origins



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

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Amaya Spelling Variations


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Amaya Spelling Variations



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

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Amaya Early History


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Amaya Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amaya research. Another 173 words (12 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.

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Amaya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Amaya Early Notables (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...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amaya Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 sailed to Guatamala in 1580 with five children
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Amaya Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cristobal De Amaya, who landed in America in 1815
  • Gonzalo De Amaya, who arrived in Peru in 1834
  • Juana De Amaya, who landed in Nicaragua in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amaya (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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    The Amaya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amaya 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 November 2015 at 14:18.

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