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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. Gracia 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.
The surname Gracia was first found in Navarre, where the name is documented in the earliest records.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gracia research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1134, 1150 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Gracia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Gracia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gracia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Gracia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gracia 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.
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