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The noble Spanish family name Arraya is classified as being of habitation origin, as it is derived from either the location of the place of residence of the initial bearer or from the name of the town or village from whence he hailed. The etymology of this name lies in the Basque term "araia," meaning "flowing valley." Therefore the surname Arraya was adopted by those who lived in the town or village of Arraya situated, most likely, in a valley.

Arraya Early Origins



The surname Arraya was first found in the town of Arraya in the province of Alava, Basque Country. Early records also include a branch of the Arraya family whose ancestral seat was located in Ribera de Oveja in the province of Caceres.

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Arraya Spelling Variations


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Arraya Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Arraya, Araya, Araja, Arrayo, Arrayas and others.

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Arraya Early History


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Arraya Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arraya research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 184 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Arraya History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arraya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arraya Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arraya 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: Maria De Araya who settled in New Spain in 1568; and Jose Araya who arrived in San Francisco in 1851.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arraya (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arraya (post 1700)



  • Filemón Arraya (b. 1917), painter born in Argentina

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Arraya Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Arraya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arraya 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 12 June 2014 at 15:32.

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