Carranza History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Carranza comes from the place name Carranza or Karranza, a valley located in the district of Valmaseda, in the Basque province of Vizcaya.

Early Origins of the Carranza family

The surname Carranza was first found in the Basque region of Navarre.

Early History of the Carranza family

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Carranza Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Carranza, Karranza and others.

Early Notables of the Carranza family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was the Carranza family of Navarre, who held their ancestral seat at Miranda de Arga, in the district of Tafalla. Bartolome de Carranza de Miranda (1503-1576) the Spanish theologian, born in Miranda, Navarre was of this family. A Dominican, he became professor of theology at...
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Carranza Ranking

In the United States, the name Carranza is the 2,603rd most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]


United States Carranza migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carranza Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Diego de Carranza, who landed in Spanish America in 1513
  • Juan de Carranza, who sailed to Spanish America in 1534
  • Melchor de Carranza, who immigrated to Peru in 1560
  • Pedro de Carranza and his wife Maria Ruiz, who arrived in Colombia in 1565
  • Gregorio de Carranza, who sailed with his wife and children to Cartagena in 1578
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Carranza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego De Carranza, who landed in America in 1813 [2]
  • A I Carranza, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825 [2]
  • F. Carranza, aged 70, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [2]
  • Juan De Carranza, who arrived in America in 1834 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Carranza (post 1700) +

  • Robert Carranza, American four-time Grammy winner Recording Engineer and Mixer
  • Cali Carranza (b. 1953), notable American Tejano musician
  • Bartolomé Carranza (1503-1576), Spanish theologian and Archbishop of Toledo
  • Don Jerónimo de Carranza (d. 1600), commonly called the "Father of Spanish Fencing"
  • Mario Aguiñada Carranza (1942-2015), Salvadoran activist and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador between 1991 and 1994
  • Víctor Carranza (b. 1940), Colombian emerald czar
  • Diego Carranza (b. 1559), Mexican Dominican missionary
  • Carlos María Abascal Carranza (1949-2008), Mexican lawyer and the Secretary of the Interior
  • Adolfo Carranza (1857-1914), Argentine lawyer, public official, historian, and writer
  • Captain Emilio Carranza (1905-1928), noted Mexican aviator and national hero
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  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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