Noble surnames, such as Figaroa, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. Figaroa is a local
surname; that is, the name was derived from the village or estate where the original bearer of the name once lived or held land.
The Figaroa family originally lived in the area of Figueroa which at one time belonged to both Portugal and Spain.
Early Origins of the Figaroa family
The surname Figaroa was first found in Galicia
, in the northwestern region of Spain.
Early History of the Figaroa family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Figaroa research.Another 442 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1277, and 1652 are included under the topic Early Figaroa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Figaroa Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Figueroa, de Figueroa, Figuera, Figueras, Figueres, Figuero, Figueros, Figueredo, de Figueredo, Figuerola, Figarola, Higuera, de la Higuera, Higueras, de las Higueras, Higuero and many more.
Early Notables of the Figaroa family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Figaroa were sixteenth century Spanish general Lope de Figueroa; seventeenth century Spanish poet Francisco de Figueroa; seventeenth century Jesuit missionary and linguist Jerónimo Figueroa, who worked all his life among the indigenous peoples of Mexico; seventeenth century Spanish actor Roque de Figueroa; seventeenth century Spanish... Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Figaroa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Figaroa family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Figaroa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jose Figaroa, aged 28, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)