Guana History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble surname Guana is of Spanish descent, and is believed to be of toponymic origin. Toponymic surnames are those names which derive their origin from a particular place name near which the original bearer lived or held land. Thus, the surname Guana means one from Gauna/Gaona. The place name Gauna is derived from the contraction of the Basque words "ge-una(tu)" meaning "energetic" or "not tired."

Early Origins of the Guana family

The surname Guana was first found in the district of Vitoria (Alava,) in the Basque Country. The earliest references to the surname Guana is a record of Casilda de Gaona and Marcos Gaona.

Early History of the Guana family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guana research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1507, 1560 and 1538 are included under the topic Early Guana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Guana Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Guana, Gaonas and others.

Early Notables of the Guana family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Fray Juan de Gaona (1507-1560), a Franciscan friar, born in Burgos Spain, he studied at the University of Paris...
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Migration of the Guana family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gabriel De Gaona who arrived in Peru in 1569; Diego De Gaona who came to New Spain in 1590; and Miguel De Gaona who emigrated to Peru in 1596 with his wife, Maria de Alpedrete de Gaona, and his son..



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