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 Arrieta family originally lived on a patch of stony soil in Basque. The surname Arrieta originally derived from Arri which referred to stone.
Early Origins of the Arrieta family
Basque region of northern Spain.
Early History of the Arrieta family
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Arrieta Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Arrieta, de Arrieta, Arriola, de Arriola, Arriolas, Arreola and many more.
Early Notables of the Arrieta family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arrieta family to the New World and Oceana
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Arrieta Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Arrieta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Arrieta (post 1700)
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