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.
The surname Atiaga was first found in Gauteguiz de Arteaga, near Busturia, Vizcaya province from the 10th century.
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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.