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The surname Arvizu was first found in the Basque region of northern Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Arvizu, Arsu, Arzu, Arso, Arisu, Arvisu, Arvissu and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arvizu research. Another 538 words (38 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arvizu History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Francisco Diaz de Arvizu who emigrated to New Spain in 1593 with his wife Ana De Medrano De Arvizu and his two daughters

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  • Arthur A. Arvizu (1927-1997), American Democrat politician, Chair of Kern County Democratic Party, 1964-66; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1968, 1972 (alternate)
  • Reginald Quincy "Fieldy" Arvizu (b. 1969), American musician, best known as the bassist for hard rock band StillWell
  • Alexander A. Arvizu, American diplomat, current United States Ambassador to Albania
  • Ray "Daddy" Arvizu (1953-2001), prolific American blues and jazz saxophonist
  • Manuel Arvizu O.F.M. (1919-2009), Mexican Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Michelle Arvizu, Canadian television and film actress
  • Jorge Arvizu (b. 1933), Mexican voice actor who was the first Spanish voice of Bugs Bunny


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  2. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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