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The distinguished Spanish surname Huerta is widespread in Spain. It is probably of local origin, deriving from a place name in an agricultural community. The surname Huerta means "garden, or irrigated land" in Spanish, and was probably adopted as a surname by people who lived near a garden or an area of cultivated land.

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The surname Huerta was first found in different Regions of Spain. Early records show that the Huerta family surname was present in Aragon, in the Basque regions and in Castile. One of the oldest families of this name came from the town of Laguardia, in Alava, one of the northern Basque provinces.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Huerto, Huerta, Huergo, Huertas and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Huerta research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1694, 1700 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Huerta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Huerta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Huerta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro De Huerta, who arrived in Espanola in 1812
  • Alonso DeLa Huerta, who landed in America in 1814
  • Bartolome De Huerta, who arrived in America in 1828
  • Diego De Huerta, who landed in America in 1828
  • Miguel DeLa Huerta, aged 50, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
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  • Michael R. Huerta, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 2008
  • Dolores Clara Huerta, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1968; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2008
  • Lawrence Huerta, American Judge and the first Native American to attend and graduate from the University of Arizona School of Law
  • Dolores C Huerta (b. 1930), American co-founder and First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America
  • Javier Valdivia Huerta (b. 1941), former Mexican footballer
  • Antonio Huerta Ph.D., Professor of Applied Mathematics at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • Ramón Huerta Ph.D., Researcher at the Institute for Nonlinear Science at the University of California, San Diego
  • Victoriano Huerta (1854-1916), President of Mexico
  • Baldemar Huerta (1937-2006), original name of Freddy Fender, the Mexican-American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician
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    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    3. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    4. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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