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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Figueroa research. Another 163 words (12 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 poets, brothers Diego...
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Figueroa Ranking

In the United States, the name Figueroa is the 471st most popular surname with an estimated 59,688 people with that name. [1] However, in South America, the name Figueroa is ranked the 84th most popular surname with an estimated 56 people with that name. [2]


United States Figueroa migration to the United States +

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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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 [3]
  • Diego De Figueroa, who arrived in America in 1816 [3]
  • Sancho De Figueroa, who arrived in America in 1827 [3]
  • Gonzalo De Figueroa, who landed in America in 1828 [3]
  • Melchor De Figueroa, who landed in Cartagena in 1834 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Figueroa migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [4]
Figueroa Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Bartolome De Figueroa, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1834 [3]

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
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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