Anda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The noble Spanish surname Anda is of toponymic origin, that is, it derives from the place where the original bearer lived or held land. The roots of the name lie in the Basque language, "anda" is composed of the elements "an-, ana" signifying "pastoral," and the locative suffix "-da." Thus, the surname Anda signifies "one who lives in the pastoral region of Anda."

Early Origins of the Anda family

The surname Anda was first found in the Basque province of Alava, in the Valley of Quartango.

Important Dates for the Anda family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Anda research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1777 is included under the topic Early Anda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Anda Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Anda, De Anda, deAnda, Andas and others.

Early Notables of the Anda family (pre 1700)

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Anda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Anda migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Anda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro De Anda, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • Ortiz De Anda, who arrived in New Spain in 1876 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Anda (post 1700)

  • Carr Vattal Van Anda (1864-1945), American managing editor of The New York Times from 1904 to 1932
  • S. G. Van Anda, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1876 [2]
  • Torleiv Anda (1921-2013), Norwegian diplomat and politician
  • Randi Anda (1898-1999), née Friestad, a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party
  • Géza Anda (1921-1976), Hungarian pianist
  • José Francisco Gabriel de Anda (b. 1971), former Mexican footballer
  • Carlos de Anda Dominguez (1908-1995), Mexican sprinter in the 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Alfonso "Poncho" de Anda (b. 1974), Mexican television show host
  • José Guadalupe de Anda (1880-1950), Mexican writer
  • Alfonso Anda Aguirre (b. 1919), Spanish philosopher and lawyer

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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, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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