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Where did the Spanish Echavarria family come from? What is the Spanish Echavarria family crest and coat of arms? When did the Echavarria family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Echavarria family history?

Noble surnames, such as Echavarria, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Echavarria, 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. The Echavarria family originally lived in the district of Chavarri which is in Vizcaya. The place-name Chavarri is derived from the Basque word "etxe-barria," which means "new house."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Chavarría, Chavarria, Chávarri, Chavarri, Chavaría, Chavaria, Chábarri, Chabarri, de Chábarri, de Chabarri, Chabarría, Chabarria, Echeverría, Echeverria, Echavarría, Echavarria, de Echavarría, de Echavarria, Echavaría, Echavaria, Echevarría, Echevarria, Echeberría, Echeberria, Echebarría, Echebarria, Echéberri, Echeberri, Echébarri, Echebarri, Echévarri, Echevarri, Echéverri, Echeverri, Echarri and many more.

First found in the Basque region of northern Spain.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Echavarria research. Another 552 words(39 lines of text) covering the year 1081 is included under the topic Early Echavarria History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Antonio de Echavarría sailed to Peru in 1592

Echavarria Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio Echavarria, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Manuel De Echavarria, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Antonio De Echavarria, who arrived in Peru in 1892


  • Dr. José María Marxuach Echavarría (1848-1910), Puerto Rican medical doctor and politician, two-time Mayor of the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Héctor Echavarría (b. 1969), Argentine kickboxer, martial arts master, fitness guru, filmmaker, and actor


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The Echavarria Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Echavarria 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.

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