The mountainous borders of Spain
contain the origins of the prestigious surname Espara. The Spanish surname Espara is derived from the place name where the initial bearer lived or held land. In this instance it is derived from the name of a town located in the valley of Salazar, in the district of Aoiz (Navarre, Spain).
Early Origins of the Espara family
The surname Espara was first found in the Navarre- Basque
region, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain
. Early records show a presence of the Espara family in Pamplona, Navarre.
Early History of the Espara family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Espara research.Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1400, 1403, 1400, 1401 and 1403 are included under the topic Early Espara History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Espara Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Esparsa, Esparse, Esparta, Espara, Espasa, Spada, Spata, Espada, Espadas and many more.
Early Notables of the Espara family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Sgouros Bova Spata (Zgur) (1400-1403), Lord of Arta briefly in 1400, Lord of Angelokastron until his death... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Espara Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Espara family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rafael De Esparza who came to New Spain
in 1578; and Carlos De Esparza who arrived in Ecuador in 1582. Among later settlers was Ramon Esparza Orduna who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1858..