Noble surnames, such as Guevarra, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Guevarra, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain
. In Spain
, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.
Early Origins of the Guevarra family
The surname Guevarra was first found in Navarre, in northern Spain.
Early History of the Guevarra family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guevarra research.Another 457 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1516, 1135, 1481, 1545, 1566, 1644, 1597 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Guevarra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Guevarra Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Guevara, de Guevara, Guevera, de Guevera, Guebara and many more.
Early Notables of the Guevarra family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family Antonio de Guevara (c.1481-1545), the Spanish chronicler and moralist; Inigo Velez de Guevara (1566-1644), 7th Count of Onate and Count of Villamediana, a Spanish political figure, played an important role in the Thirty Years War... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guevarra Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Guevarra family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Guevarra Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Luis F. Guevarra, aged 52, originally from Caracas Venezuela, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Zulia" from Maracaibo CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CX-7YZ : 6 December 2014), Luis F. Guevarra, 31 Dec 1920; citing departure port Maracaibo, arrival port New York, ship name Zulia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Martina Guevarra, aged 40, originally from Havana, Cuba, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1924 aboard the ship "Calamares" from Havana, Cuba CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4R-L3T : 6 December 2014), Martina Guevarra, 03 Aug 1924; citing departure port Havana, Cuba, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Calamares, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Guevarra (post 1700)
- Gladys Guevarra (b. 1977), Filipina singer and comedian
- Rey Francis J. Guevarra (b. 1986), Filipino professional basketball player