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The Basque surname Arguedas is derived from the word "argueta," which in turn comes from the Basque word "arguitsu," meaning "bright, luminous." As a surname Arguedas was most likely originally used to identify a person who lived in a characteristically bright or luminous area.

Arguedas Early Origins



The surname Arguedas was first found in the northern Basque province of Vizcaya, where the ancestral house or "casa solar" of the family was founded.

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Arguedas Spelling Variations


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Arguedas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Arguenta, Arguedas and others.

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Arguedas Early History


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Arguedas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arguedas research. Another 369 words (26 lines of text) covering the year 1688 is included under the topic Early Arguedas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arguedas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arguedas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arguedas 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 or some of its variants were: Ana Arguenta who arrived and settled in Honduras in 1559.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
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    The Arguedas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arguedas 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 1 June 2015 at 17:52.

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