Artiaga History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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 Artiaga family
The surname Artiaga was first found in Gauteguiz de Arteaga, near Busturia, Vizcaya province from the 10th century.
Early History of the Artiaga family
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Artiaga Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Arteaga, Atiaga and others.
Early Notables of the Artiaga family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Matias De Arteaga Y Alfaro (1633-1703), Spanish painter and engraver.
Stefano Arteaga was a learned Jesuit, born about 1750 at Madrid. On the suppression of the order he went to Italy and became a member of the Academy of Padua. He afterwards resided at Bologna, and there made the acquaintance of Padre Martini, at whose instance he...
In the United States, the name Artiaga is the 18,356th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Artiaga family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gonzalo De Arteaga, his wife and their two daughters who settled in New Spain in 1561; a bearer of Arteaga, who came to Guatemala in 1569; R. Arteagu, who came to New Orleans in 1836.