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

Argueta Early Origins



The surname Argueta 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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Argueta Spelling Variations


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Argueta Spelling Variations



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

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Argueta Early History


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Argueta Early History



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

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Argueta Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Argueta Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Argueta 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Argueta (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Argueta (post 1700)



  • Manuel Colom Argueta (1932-1979), Mayor of Guatemala City
  • Luis Alberto Argueta Amézquita (b. 1946), Guatemalan film director and producer
  • Sótero Argueta (b. 1938), chemist in El Salvador
  • Manlio Argueta (b. 1936), poet and novelist from El Salvador

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Argueta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Argueta 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 17 February 2017 at 21:54.

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