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.
Important Dates for 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.
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.
Amaya migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Amaya Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
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
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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