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 Atiaga family
Early History of the Atiaga family
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Atiaga Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Arteaga, Atiaga and others.
Early Notables of the Atiaga family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Atiaga family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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