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Arechaga History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Arechaga is of local origin, deriving from a geographical or man-made characteristic near which the initial bearer lived or held land. In this case, the surname Arechaga comes from the place name Arechavaleta. Derived from the unique Basque language, Arechavaleta uses the Basque words "(h)aritz" (oak tree), "zabal" (wide) and "eta" (indicating plurality), which together meaning "wide place where oak trees grow."

Early Origins of the Arechaga family

The surname Arechaga was first found in Arechavaleta (Spanish form of Arechabaleta,) located in the provinces of Alava and Guipuzcoa in the Basque Country (North of Spain and bordering with France). Bearers of the surname Arechaga may claim descent from one of the most ancient and noblest lineages of the Basque country, northern Spain, with the earliest references to the name dating from the tenth century.

Early History of the Arechaga family

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Arechaga Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Archuleta, Arecha, Arechaga, Arechiga, Arechavala, Arechuleta, Areche, Arechea, Arechu and many more.

Early Notables of the Arechaga family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Armengoa, captain of the Basques, who fought against the French in the tenth century and, according to tradition, was a...
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Migration of the Arechaga family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ortuna De Arechavaleta who emigrated to Peru in 1569 with his wife, Isabel del Rio, and his daughter, Isabel. Among later settlers was Santiago Arechavola who came to New Orleans in 1829 at the age of 35. The $ family is listed among the founding families of New Mexico..

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