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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


Noble surnames, such as Higuera, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. Higuera is a local surname; that is, the name was derived from the village or estate where the original bearer of the name once lived or held land.

The Higuera family originally lived in the area of Figueroa which at one time belonged to both Portugal and Spain.

Higuera Early Origins



The surname Higuera was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of Spain.

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Higuera Spelling Variations


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Higuera Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Figueroa, de Figueroa, Figuera, Figueras, Figueres, Figuero, Figueros, Figueredo, de Figueredo, Figuerola, Figarola, Higuera, de la Higuera, Higueras, de las Higueras, Higuero and many more.

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Higuera Early History


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Higuera Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Higuera research. Another 442 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1277, and 1652 are included under the topic Early Higuera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Higuera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Higuera Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Higuera were sixteenth century Spanish general Lope de Figueroa; seventeenth century Spanish poet Francisco de Figueroa; seventeenth century Jesuit missionary and ling Uist Jerónimo Figueroa, who worked all his life among the indigenous peoples of Mexico; seventeenth century Spanish actor Roque de Figueroa; seventeenth century Spanish...

Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Higuera 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 were:

Higuera Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Gonzalo de la Higuera came to America in 1512
  • Andrés Higuera came to Cartagena in 1535
  • Pedro Higuera came to Peru in 1579

Higuera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gonzalo DeLa Higuera, who landed in America in 1812
  • Andres Higuera, who arrived in Cartagena in 1835
  • Pedro Higuera, who arrived in Peru in 1889

Higuera Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joaquin Higuera, aged 18, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1907
  • Felipe Higuera, aged 37, who emigrated to America from Miera Santander, Spain, in 1908
  • Cypriano Higuera, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Santander, Spain, in 1909
  • Antonio Higuera, aged 30, who landed in America from Barcelona, Spain, in 1910
  • Felisa Higuera, aged 4, who landed in America from Ciera, Spain, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Higuera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Higuera (post 1700)



  • Francisco Higuera Fernández (b. 1965), retired Spanish footballer
  • Gabriel Montalvo Higuera (1930-2006), Colombian archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Karen Alicia Higuera Contreras (b. 1991), Mexican beauty pageant titleholder
  • Teodoro Higuera Valenzuela (b. 1958), Mexican former Major League Baseball pitcher

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Higuera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Higuera 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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