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The noble Spanish family name Arrayas 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 Arrayas was adopted by those who lived in the town or village of Arraya situated, most likely, in a valley.

Arrayas Early Origins



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

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Arrayas Spelling Variations


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Arrayas Spelling Variations



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

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Arrayas Early History


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Arrayas Early History



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

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Arrayas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arrayas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arrayas 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Arrayas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arrayas 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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