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The surname Celaya is derived from the Basque word "zelai" for "field" or "meadow."

Celaya Early Origins



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

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Celaya Spelling Variations


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Celaya Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Celaya, Zelaya, Zelaia and others.

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Celaya Early History


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Celaya Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Celaya research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1388, 1399, 1763, 1490, 1558, 1510 and 1515 are included under the topic Early Celaya History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Celaya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Celaya Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Juan de Celaya (c.1490-1558), a Spanish mathematician, physicist, cosmologist, philosopher and theologian who taught Physics...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Celaya 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:

Celaya Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Martin de Celaya, who sailed to New Spain in 1580

Celaya Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Theodore Celaya, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1898

Celaya Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Celaya, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Managua, Nicaragua, in 1907
  • Rogelis Celaya, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Havana, Cuba, in 1909
  • Evaristo Celaya, aged 19, who settled in America from Marguina, Spain, in 1911
  • Tomas Celaya, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Murelaga, Spain, in 1911
  • Lorenzo Celaya, aged 18, who landed in America from Amallsa, Spain, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Celaya (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Celaya (post 1700)



  • Enrique Martínez Celaya (b. 1964), Cuban American artist
  • José Antonio Celaya (b. 1981), Mexican American professional boxer
  • Gabriel Celaya, Spanish poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Celaya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Celaya 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 2015 at 03:29.

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