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The distinguished Spanish surname Camarena is of locative origin, being based on a physical or geographic feature found in the vicinity of the eponymous bearer's place of abode. In this case, the Spanish word "camara" means "granary or barn," and the surname would indicate that the original bearer lived beside a granary. In the feudal manors and estates of the Middle Ages, the granary would have been used by the lord's extensive household, and would have been a local landmark.

Camarena Early Origins



The surname Camarena was first found in the province of Galicia in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula. However, like many locative surnames, Camarena arose independently in various parts of Spain. Records show that a branch of the family had its ancestral home in the Valley of Ayala, in Amurrio (Alava).

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Camarena Spelling Variations


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Camarena Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Camára, Camarillo, Camarino, Camarero, Cambra, Lacambra, Cammarata, Camarena and many more.

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Camarena Early History


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Camarena Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Camarena research. Another 418 words (30 lines of text) covering the year 1576 is included under the topic Early Camarena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Camarena Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Camarena Early Notables (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...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camarena Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Camarena Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luis Camarena, who arrived in America in 1837
  • Pedro Camarena, who landed in Cartagena in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Camarena (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Camarena (post 1700)



  • Juan Manuel Silva Camarena (b. 1945), Mexican philosopher and Cathedratic Professor
  • Jorge González Camarena (1908-1980), Mexican painter, muralist and sculptor, recipient of the Mexican National Prize for Arts and Sciences (1970)
  • Guillermo González Camarena (1917-1965), Mexican engineer who invented a color television, and later introduced color television to Mexico
  • Enrique "Kiki" Camarena (1947-1985), Mexican undercover agent for the DEA who was abducted, tortured and then murdered
  • Enrique Camarena Robles (b. 1957), Mexican psychiatrist, President of the Asociación Psiquiátrica de América Latina (APAL)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Camarena Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Camarena Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 20:48.

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