Astorga History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Spanish surname Astorga is of noble and ancient lineage. The name appears to be of local origin, derived from the name of a place where a man once lived or where he once owned land. The surname Astorga is, therefore, derived from the place of the same name. Originally known as Asturica Augusta, it was a major road junction in Roman times, and later it became a stopping point for the pilgrims that came from all parts of Spain and Europe, to visit the shrine of St. James in Santiago de Compstela.

Early Origins of the Astorga family

The surname Astorga was first found in the region of Leon in northern Spain.

Important Dates for the Astorga family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Astorga research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1465, 1667, and 1692 are included under the topic Early Astorga History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Astorga Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Astorga, Astorgas and others.

Early Notables of the Astorga family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Astorga Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Astorga migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Astorga Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Astorga, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1834 [1]
Astorga Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Francisco A. Astorga, aged 31, who settled in America from Sagua, Cuba, in 1912
  • Amielio Astorga, aged 19, who immigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Miguel Astorga, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1917
  • Emilio Astorga, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Manuel Astorga, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Astorga (post 1700)

  • Diego de Astorga (1663-1734), Spanish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Herminio “Togay” A. Astorga (1929-2004), served as the vice-mayor of the City of Manila
  • Baltazar del Carmen Astorga (b. 1982), Chilean footballer
  • Manuel Astorga (b. 1943), Chilean football goalkeeper
  • André Izepon Astorga (b. 1980), Brazilian footballer
  • Jose Santiago Astorga (b. 1937), English teacher in the Philippines
  • Herminio Aldaba Astorga (b. 1946), public administration consultant in the Philippines

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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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