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Figueroa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Noble surnames, such as Figueroa, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. Figueroa 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 Figueroa family originally lived in the area of Figueroa which at one time belonged to both Portugal and Spain.

Early Origins of the Figueroa family


The surname Figueroa was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of Spain.

Early History of the Figueroa family


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Another 442 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1277, and 1652 are included under the topic Early Figueroa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Figueroa 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 Figueroa family (pre 1700)


Notable bearers of the family name Figueroa 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...
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Migration of the Figueroa family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Figueroa Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alonso de Figueroa, who settled in America in 1516
  • Sancho de Figueroa, who settled in America in 1527
  • Gonzalo de Figueroa, who settled in America in 1528
  • Bartolomé de Figueroa, who settled in Hispaniola in 1534
  • Cristóbal de Figueroa, who settled in the Spanish Main in 1534
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Figueroa Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alonso de Figueroa, an officer who voyaged to America early in the seventeenth century, journeyed to Peru and Chile, where he was named Governor, and he later became Governor of Bogota and died in 1652

Figueroa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alonso De Figueroa, who landed in America in 1816 [1]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)
  • Diego De Figueroa, who arrived in America in 1816 [1]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)
  • Sancho De Figueroa, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]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)
  • Gonzalo De Figueroa, who landed in America in 1828 [1]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)
  • Bartolome De Figueroa, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1834 [1]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Figueroa (post 1700)


  • Pedro de Castro y Figueroa (1685-1741), Spanish viceroy of New Spain (1740 to 1741)
  • Francisco de Figueroa (1530-1588), Spanish poet
  • Óscar Figueroa (b. 1983), Colombian weightlifter and silver medalist
  • Miguel Figueroa (b. 1953), Canadian politician, head of the Communist Party of Canada
  • Maynor Figueroa (b. 1983), Honduran footballer
  • Juan Figueroa, president of Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut
  • José Figueroa Alcorta (1860-1931), President of Argentina (1906 to 1910)
  • Francisco Acuña de Figueroa (1790-1862), Uruguayan poet
  • Fernando Figueroa (1849-1919), President of El Salvador 1907–1911
  • Federico Brito Figueroa (1921-2000), Venezuelan historian and anthropologist
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  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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