Origins Available: Portuguese
Noble surnames, such as Figuera, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. Figuera 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 Figuera family originally lived in the area of Figueroa which at one time belonged to both Portugal and Spain.
Early Origins of the Figuera family
The surname Figuera was first found in Galicia
, in the northwestern region of Spain.
Early History of the Figuera family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Figuera research.Another 442 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1277, and 1652 are included under the topic Early Figuera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Figuera 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 Figuera family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Figuera 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 Figuera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Figuera family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Figuera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jose Figuera, 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)