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The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Graca is thought to be a patronymic name formed from a now unknown medieval given name. An older Latin form of the surname was Garsea, but the roots of this name may well pre-date the Latin era and come from the Basque language.

Graca Early Origins



The surname Graca was first found in Navarre, where the name is documented in the earliest records.

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Graca Spelling Variations


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Graca Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Garcia, García, Garsea, Garsía, Garsia, Garcies, Guarsea, Guarseas, Garsías, Garsias, Gassía, Gassia, Garci, Garcés, Garces, Garcíaz, Garciaz, Garséaz, Garseaz, Gasset, Garcet, Gracía, Gracia and many more.

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Graca Early History


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Graca Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graca research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1134, 1150 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Graca History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Graca Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Graca Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Count García of Navarre (d. 857), García I, king of Leon from 910-914, and García I of Navarre, who ruled 925-970. King García IV ruled Navarre from 1134-1150. Also of note were Gil Garcíez Dazagra, knight of the order of Santiago, Diego García de...

Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Graca Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alejo García, who arrived in the New World in 1528 and explored Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Lope García de Castro was Governor of Peru in the 1560s. Bartolomé García de Nodal, a Captain of the Armada, and his brother Gonzalo charted the Straits of Magellan. Martín García Oñez was a soldier, conquistador, Corregidor of Peru and Governor of Chile at the end of the sixteenth century. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Catalina, who emigrated to Venezuela in 1561.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Graca Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Graca Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 September 2013 at 19:58.

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