Show ContentsDaguerre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original bearer of the name Daguerre, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries conquered Spain. The Daguerre family originally lived in a noble or reputable place in a village. The surname Daguerre originally derived from the Basque word Ager which meant visible or prominent.

Early Origins of the Daguerre family

The surname Daguerre was first found in the Basque region of Spain, along the north-central coast of the Peninsula.

Early History of the Daguerre family

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Daguerre Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Aguirre, Aguirra, Aguirri, Izaguirre, Yzaguirre and others.

Early Notables of the Daguerre family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Daguerre family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: conquistador Lope de Aguirre (1518-1561), who voyaged to Peru with Pizarro. Later he traveled the entire length of the Amazon River in a small boat. Also of note were Domingo Aguirre, who journeyed to America with Jimé.

Contemporary Notables of the name Daguerre (post 1700) +

  • Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1789-1851), French artist on Facebook