Arellanes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Distinguished surnames, such as Arellanes, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Arellanes, 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 reflected Arabic words or place-names, because the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries conquered Spain. The Arellanes family originally lived in Navarre. The surname Arellanes originally derived from Aurelianus which referred to the farm or estate of Aurelius.
Early Origins of the Arellanes family
The surname Arellanes was first found in Navarre, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain.
Early History of the Arellanes family
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Arellanes Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Arellano, de Arellano, Arellana, de Arellana, Arellanes, Orellano, de Orellano, Orellana, de Orellana and many more.
Early Notables of the Arellanes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arellanes family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan de Orellana, who sailed to America in 1517; Diego de Orellana sailed to America in 1527; Alonso de Arellano sailed to America in 1528; Rodrigo de Orellana sailed to Colombia in 1536.
Contemporary Notables of the name Arellanes (post 1700) +
- Carla Arellanes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 2008 
- Tamayo Rufino Arellanes, Mexican artist
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