Aranda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Spanish Aranda surname is generally thought to be derived from a place name in Asturias. It is thought that the word "Aranda" has its roots with the Basque word "aran," which meant "valley."

Early Origins of the Aranda family

The surname Aranda was first found in Asturias. The first bearers of this surname are believed to have been knights of the Cuervo family, who were granted lordship of the valley of Arango, and later adopted this as their family name.

Important Dates for the Aranda family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aranda research. Another 158 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1665, 1695, 1709, 1765, 1818, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Aranda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aranda Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Arango, Arangio and others.

Early Notables of the Aranda family (pre 1700)

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Aranda migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aranda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego De Aranda, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • Pedro De Aranda, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Juan De Aranda, who landed in America in 1813 [1]
  • Francisco De Aranda, who arrived in America in 1814 [1]
  • Catalina De Aranda, who arrived in America in 1814 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Aranda (post 1700)

  • Ricardo López Aranda (1934-1996), Spanish playwright
  • Antonio García Aranda (b. 1989), Spanish footballer
  • Philip Aranda (1642-1695), Spanish Jesuit theologian
  • Ángel Aranda (b. 1934), Spanish film actor
  • Carlos Reina Aranda (b. 1980), Spanish footballer
  • José María García Aranda (b. 1956), retired football referee from Spain
  • Vicente Aranda (b. 1926), Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer
  • Jorge Constantino Gaona Aranda (b. 1985), better known as Jorge Gaona, Paraguayan football midfielder
  • Theodore "Ted" Aranda, Belizean politician
  • Eduardo Aranda (b. 1985), Paraguayan footballer

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)
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