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The distinguished surname Anaya has its origins in Spain, and is derived from the ancient Basque language. Anaia was a Medieval Basque personal name meaning "friar or brother." As a surname it signifies "son of Anai," who was the father of the original bearer.

Anaya Early Origins



The surname Anaya was first found in the region of Galicia, in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula. Early records show that members of the Anaya family were present in Monterroso and Lugo in Galicia, before branching out into Castile, and the Southern Regions of Spain. Evidence shows the surname Anaya was in Salamanca, Cuena, Murcia, Málaga and Jaén during the Middle Ages.

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Anaya Spelling Variations


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Anaya Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: anaia, anai, anayas and others.

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Anaya Early History


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Anaya Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anaya research. Another 395 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1537, 1625, and 1642 are included under the topic Early Anaya History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Anaya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Anaya 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...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anaya 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:

Anaya Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Melchor De Anaya, who landed in America in 1827

Anaya Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Anaya, aged 45, who landed in America from Salamanca, Spain, in 1917
  • Sebastian Anaya, aged 36, who settled in America from Salamanca, Spain, in 1917
  • Leonor Anaya, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico, Mexico, in 1923
  • Ricardo Anaya, aged 29, who landed in America from Mexico, Mexico, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Anaya (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Anaya (post 1700)



  • Yano Anaya (b. 1972), American former child actor
  • Toney Anaya (1941-1983), American Democratic politician, 26th Governor of New Mexico (1983-1987)
  • Rudolfo Anaya (b. 1937), American author, best known for his 1972 novel Bless Me, Ultima
  • Elena Anaya (b. 1975), Spanish Goya Award winning actress
  • Romeo Anaya (1946-2015), Mexican boxer in the Super Bantamweight division, WBA World Bantamweight Champion in 1973
  • Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya (1894-1975), Mexican restaurateur credited as the inventor of nachos
  • Pedro Bernardino María de Anaya (1795-1854), Mexican military officer who served twice as interim president of Mexico from 1847 to 1848
  • Admiral Jorge Isaac Anaya (1926-2008), former Commander-in-Chief of the Argentine Navy
  • Luis Alonso Anaya Merino (b. 1981), Salvadoran professional football player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    8. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Anaya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Anaya 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 28 August 2016 at 05:19.

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