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The surname Apodaca is derived from a place name located in the judicial district of Vitoria, province of Alava, the southernmost of the three Basque Country provincias of northern Spain. The place-name in turn, is said to derive from the Basque word "apo" meaning "bilberry tree" and the locative suffix "-aka" meaning "place of," or "pasture land."

Apodaca Early Origins



The surname Apodaca was first found in the province of Alava, Basque country. They moved early on to Ziriano and Zigoita, in Alava, and to Ugarte, Arratia and Bilbao, in Vizcaya province.

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Apodaca Spelling Variations


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Apodaca Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Apodaca, de Apodaca, Apodace, Apodacas and others.

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Apodaca Early History


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Apodaca Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Apodaca research. Another 290 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1628 and 1769 are included under the topic Early Apodaca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Apodaca Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Apodaca Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Rodrigo de Apodaca, as well as Miguel de Apodaca who were both ennobled at Valladolid in the year 1628, as...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Apodaca 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:

Apodaca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonia Apodaca, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1893

Apodaca Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Saturnina Apodaca, aged 23, who settled in America from Barcena, Spain, in 1915
  • Maria Apodaca, aged 25, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1922
  • Aurora Apodaca, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States from Havana, Cuba, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Apodaca (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Apodaca (post 1700)



  • Tom Apodaca, Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly
  • Raymond S Apodaca (b. 1934), American politician, Governor of New Mexico (1975-79), eponym of Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico, in the Greater Monterrey metropolitan area
  • Robert John Apodaca (b. 1950), American Major League Baseball player
  • Juan José Ruiz de Apodaca (1754-1835), 1st Count of Venadito, a Spanish Basque naval officer and viceroy of New Spain from 1816 to 1821, during Mexico's War of Independence
  • Rick Apodaca (b. 1980), Puerto Rican professional basketball player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Apodaca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Apodaca 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 21 October 2016 at 12:06.

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