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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, who 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Gonzalo De Amaya, who arrived in Peru in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Juana De Amaya, who landed in Nicaragua in 1861 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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



  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 http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  8. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. 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.

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