The noble surname Ancheta is of Basquelocal origin, deriving from a geographical or man-made feature near which the first bearer lived or held land. In this case, Ancheta is derived from the Basque word "antzi," meaning "swamp" and the suffix "-eta" which is a Basque ending denoting plurality. Therefore, the original bearer of the surname Ancheta was someone who was identified by the members of his community as "one who lives by the swamps."
Early Origins of the Ancheta family
The surname Ancheta was first found in the northern Basque country in the city of Azpeitia. Early records show that members of this family were listed among the aristocracy of Guipuzcoa. The earliest reference to this surname is that of Ochoa Ortiz de Ancheta who was recorded in Azpeitia in 1348.
Important Dates for the Ancheta family
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Ancheta Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Anchieta, Anceta, Anchuta, Ancieta and others.
Early Notables of the Ancheta family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ancheta family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Valentino Savellano Ancheta who settled in the United States.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ancheta (post 1700)
Herminia Mendoza Ancheta (b. 1912), poet from the Philippines
Celedonio Andres Ancheta (b. 1924), professor in the Philippines
Agustina Ancheta (b. 1910), actress in the Philippines