Artigas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Artigas. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins.

Early Origins of the Artigas family

The surname Artigas was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Important Dates for the Artigas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Artigas research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1095, 1492, 1492, 1701, 1702 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Artigas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Artigas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ortega, Ortego, de Ortega, Hortega, de Hortega, Ortiga, Ortegal, Ortigal, Ortiguera, Ortigosa and many more.

Early Notables of the Artigas family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Juan de Ortega, first Bishop of Almeria (after 1492); eighteenth century Spanish painter Francisco Ortega; nineteenth century Mexican poet and politician Francisco Ortega; eighteenth century Archbishop of Mexico Juan Ortega Montáñez, who was named Viceroy and governed New Spain...
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Artigas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Artigas migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Artigas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C Artigas, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838 [1]
  • G Artigas, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1857 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Artigas (post 1700)

  • Salvador Artigas Sahún (1913-1997), Spanish former footballer and manager
  • Joan Gardy Artigas (b. 1938), Catalan ceramist, artist
  • Noelia Beatriz Artigas Pizzo (b. 1989), team handball goalkeeper from Uruguay, member of the Uruguay women's national handball team
  • José Gervasio Artigas Arnal (1764-1850), Uruguay leader and general, sometimes called "the father of Uruguayan nationhood"
  • Édouard Artigas (1906-2001), French gold medalist fencer in the team épée event at the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Salvador Artigas Sahún (1913-1997), Spanish former footballer and manager

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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