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Noble surnames, such as Arreola, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Arreola, 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 Arreola family originally lived on a patch of stony soil in Basque. The surname Arreola originally derived from Arri which referred to stone.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Arrieta, de Arrieta, Arriola, de Arriola, Arriolas, Arreola and many more.
First found in the Basque region of northern Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arreola research. Another 660 words (47 lines of text) covering the year 1064 is included under the topic Early Arreola History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Arreola Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arreola Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Arreola Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arreola 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.
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