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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.

Ansara Early Origins



The surname Ansara was first found in de tierra de Cissa.

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Ansara Spelling Variations


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Ansara Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Anzar, Ansara and others.

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Ansara Early History


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Ansara Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ansara research. Another 346 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1440 and 1528 are included under the topic Early Ansara History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ansara Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ansara Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ansara 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ansara (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ansara (post 1700)



  • Michael Ansara (b. 1922), American television actor

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Ansara Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    7. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Ansara Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ansara 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 23 September 2010 at 15:40.

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