The Ansara surname derives from the Basque
term "anzar," composed of the elements "anza," or "pasture," and the suffix "-ar," meaning "place of;" thus the original bearer of the name was likely someone who lived near a pasture.
Early Origins of the Ansara family
The surname Ansara was first found in de tierra de Cissa.
Early History of the Ansara family
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Ansara Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Ansara family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ansara family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco F. Anza, whose oath of allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1857; and Frank and Rosa Anzalone, who arrived in Louisiana between the years 1890-1910. Josefita Anzara was born in Isleta, Bernalillo, New Mexico, in 1838.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ansara (post 1700)
- Michael Ansara (b. 1922), American television actor