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

Arrayo Early Origins



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

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Arrayo Spelling Variations


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Arrayo Spelling Variations



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

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Arrayo Early History


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Arrayo Early History



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

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Arrayo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arrayo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arrayo 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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Arrayo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arrayo 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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