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The noble Spanish surname Chica is of nickname origin, deriving from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the first bearer. In this instance, the surname Chica comes directly from the word "chico" which signifies "small, young." Therefore, the surname Chica was given as a nickname to a small man or to the younger of two bearers of the same given name.

Chica Early Origins



The surname Chica was first found in the province of Toledo, in the ancient kingdom of Castile.

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Chica Spelling Variations


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Chica Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chica, Chico, Chicote and others.

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Chica Early History


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Chica Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chica research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chica History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chica Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chica Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chica 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 or some of its variants were: Domingo Chico who arrived in Veragua in 1535; Juan Chico who settled in Rio de la Plata in 1535; Doctor Chico de Molina who settled in Mexico in 1560.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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. 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.
    4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
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    The Chica Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chica 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 28 October 2013 at 14:54.

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