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Where did the Spanish Arechiga family come from? What is the Spanish Arechiga family crest and coat of arms? When did the Arechiga family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Arechiga family history?

The Arechiga surname is a Basque habitational name from the of Aretxaga in Araba province, Basque Country. The place name comes from the Basque elements "aretx," meaning "oak," and "aga," meaning "a group or grove."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Arechaga, Arechiga, Aréchiga, Aretxaga and others.

First found in the "barrio" of the name Arechaga in Durango, Vizcaya.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arechiga research. Another 336 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1572 and 1598 are included under the topic Early Arechiga History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 34 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arechiga Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Arechiga Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Leopoldo Arechiga, aged 25, who landed in America from Mexico DF, Mexico, in 1920
  • Philip Arechiga, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Pachuca, Mexico, in 1923


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  5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Arechiga Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arechiga 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.

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