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The story of the Bojorquez surname begins with the place-name Bohorques, which is in turn derived from the Old French "bejort," meaning "lance" (the fighting instrument used in medieval tournaments). When surnames began to be used in Medieval Spain, it was not uncommon to assume the name of an existing place as a surname.

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The surname Bojorquez was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bohorquez, Bojorquez, Bojardo, Bojardez, Bohardo, Bohardez, Bohardes and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bojorquez research. Another 411 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1469, 1610, 1618, 1633, and 1662 are included under the topic Early Bojorquez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among members of the family was the Bohorques family of Spain who was granted the title of "Condes de Bohorques" on November 13, 1662. In the new world, Juan...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bojorquez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bojorquez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Javier Bojorquez, aged 38, who landed in America from Mexico, Mexico, in 1914
  • Josefina Bojorquez, aged 1, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico, Mexico, in 1914
  • Tomasa Cde. Bojorquez, aged 35, who landed in America from Mexico, Mexico, in 1914
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  • Siria Bojorquez, American beauty pageant winner, Miss United States Earth in 2012
  • Bartolomé Bojórquez (1780-1863), Mexican immigrant to California following the Mexican-American War, with the De Anza Expedition who was granted a 24,903-acre (100.78 km2) parcel in Marin County and Sonoma County, California
  • Jose Leon Bojorquez, Mexican musician, composer and director of the Folk Orchestra of the State and Tipica de Yucalpetén
  • Fausto Bojórquez Castillo, Mexican politician, Governor of Campeche in 1931
  • Ramiro Bojórquez Castillo, Mexican politician, Governor of Campeche (1928-1931)
  • Rolando Bojórquez Gutiérrez (1967-2013), Mexican politician, Deputy of the LXI Legislature of the Mexican Congress (2009-2012)
  • Claudia Elizabeth Bojórquez Javier (b. 1970), Mexican politician, Deputy of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress
  • Carlos Bojorquez (b. 1972), Mexican professional Light Middleweight boxer who has a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 6 draws
  • César Luis Bojórquez Zapata, Mexican politician, Mayor of Mérida, Yucatán, since July 1, 2007
  • Manuel Bojorquez (b. 1965), Mexican professional footballer
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    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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