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Where did the Spanish Gracia family come from? What is the Spanish Gracia family crest and coat of arms? When did the Gracia family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Gracia family history?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.
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.
First found in Navarre, where the name is documented in the earliest records.
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.
Another 251 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gracia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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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