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Ariel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Noble surnames, such as Ariel, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Ariel, 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 reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Ariel family originally lived on a patch of stony soil in Basque. The surname Ariel originally derived from Arri which referred to stone.


Early Origins of the Ariel family


The surname Ariel was first found in the Basque region of northern Spain.

Early History of the Ariel family


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Ariel Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Arrieta, de Arrieta, Arriola, de Arriola, Arriolas, Arreola and many more.

Early Notables of the Ariel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ariel family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Diego de Arrieta, who sailed to Hispaniola in 1535 with his daughter Ana, and Juanes de Arriola, who sailed to New Spain in 1536. Nineteenth century migrants included Edwardo, Franco and Juan Arriola, who moved to Texas in 1835.

Contemporary Notables of the name Ariel (post 1700)


  • Germán Ariel Pietrobon (b. 1983), Argentine football striker
  • Antonio Ariel Agüero (b. 1980), Argentine football defender
  • Néstor Ariel Fabbri (b. 1968), Argentine former football defender
  • Jordana Ariel Spiro (b. 1977), American film and television actress
  • C. Ariel Wulff (b. 1960), American writer and artist
  • Alejandro Ariel Cabral (b. 1987), Argentine football left-footed centre midfielder
  • Carlos Ariel Luna (b. 1982), Argentine footballer
  • Fabián Ariel Orellana Valenzuela (b. 1986), Chilean footballer
  • Ricardo Ariel Moreira (b. 1983), Argentine footballer
  • Carlos Ariel Borges (1932-2014), former Uruguayan footballer

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