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

Noble surnames, such as Echevarria, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Echevarria, 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 Echevarria 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."

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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.


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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Echevarria Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Juan Echevarria, aged 27, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Antonio Echevarria, aged 50, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827
  • Martin De Echevarria, aged 45, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Juan Luis Echevarría sailed to New Orleans in 1831
  • Juan Luis Echevarria, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831


Echevarria Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Franguilino Echevarria, who arrived in Texas in 1907
  • Franquitino Echevarria, who landed in Texas in 1907

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  • Angel Santos Echevarria (b. 1971), retired American Major League Baseball player
  • René Echevarria, American-Cuban screenwriter and film producer
  • Most Reverend Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez (b. 1932), Spanish bishop of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Alejandra Echevarria, Spanish beauty queen, fashion model, and singer from Jaén, Spain
  • Pablo Garnica y Echevarría, distinguished Spanish lawyer
  • Juan Echevarría, Spanish painter
  • Nicolás Echevarría (b. 1947), Mexican film director and cinematographer
  • Lydia Echevarría (b. 1931), Puerto Rican actress
  • Eloína C. Echevarría (b. 1961), retired Cuban long jumper and triple jumper


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