Derived from the Basque words "art(h)e," meaning "oak" and the suffix "aga," denoting "place," Arteaga was the name of several place names before becoming a surname. It no doubt originally described a place where oak-trees grew in abundance.
Early Origins of the Arteaga family
The surname Arteaga was first found in Gauteguiz de Arteaga, near Busturia, Vizcaya province from the 10th century.
Important Dates for the Arteaga family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arteaga research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1615, 1633 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Arteaga History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Contemporary Notables of the name Arteaga (post 1700)
Martin Arteaga, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008 
Don Carlos de Arteaga, who assumed the title of Conde de Serrallo in 1966
Daniel Castellanos Arteaga, Uruguayan diplomat and writer
Rosalía Arteaga (b. 1956), Ecuadorian politician, Vice President of Ecuador in 1996
José María Arteaga, Mexican 19th-century national hero, one-time governor of the state of Querétaro de Arteaga
Divisional General Justo Arteaga Cuevas (1805-1882), Chilean Army officer
^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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