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The Arana family originally lived in the area of Aragon. Noble surnames, such as Arana, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Arana, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries conquered Spain. The Arana family derived it name from the place-name Aragon. Aragon was one of the ancient kingdoms of Spain.

Arana Early Origins



The surname Arana was first found in Aragon, in northeastern Spain.

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Arana Spelling Variations


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Arana Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Aragón, Aragon, de Aragón, de Aragon, Aragonés and many more.

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Arana Early History


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Arana Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arana research. Another 425 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1238, 1229, 1282, 1469, 1258, 1581, 1658, 1615 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Arana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arana Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arana Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family 15th century writer Enrique de Aragón, Marquis of Villena; 15th century politician and military officer Alonso de Aragón y Escobar, son of King John II of Aragon and his consort; Francisco de Borja y Aragon, prince of Squillace(1581-1658), a Spanish writer, official in the court...

Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arana 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:

Arana Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catalina De Arana, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Juan De Arana, who arrived in America in 1826
  • Desirito Arana, aged 38, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • P Arana, aged 51, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • F T Arana, aged 20, landed in Key West, Fla in 1837
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arana (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arana (post 1700)



  • Sabino Policarpo Arana Goiri (1865-1903), Spanish- Basque writer, founder of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and father of Basque nationalism
  • Manuel Jesús Arana Rodríguez (b. 1984), Spanish professional footballer
  • Alfredo Calderón y Arana, Spanish journalist
  • Diego Jacinto Agustín Barros Arana (1830-1907), Chilean professor, legislator, minister and diplomat

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    3. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    6. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
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    The Arana Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arana 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 29 March 2016 at 08:07.

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