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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.

Early Origins of the Argueta family


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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Early History of the Argueta family

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Early History of the Argueta family


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 Spelling Variations

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Argueta Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Argueta family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Argueta family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Argueta family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Argueta family to the New World and Oceana


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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