Show ContentsFiguera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Galician/Portuguese name Figuera is equivalent in Spanish to "fig tree" and is derived from the Latin word "ficus" which denotes "fig" or "fig tree." By extension, it may be a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of figs.

However, some noted authors believe that Figuera is originally from Galicia, while others claim that Figuera comes from Portugal. In both places, the name is very old and their noble families used the same coat of arms.

Early Origins of the Figuera family

The surname Figuera was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of Spain. From Galicia some of the family went to León and Asturias.

Early History of the Figuera family

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Figuera Spelling Variations

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

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United States Figuera migration to the United States +

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 [1]


  1. 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)


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