occupational origin, deriving from the trade or profession pursued by the first bearer of the name. Here, the surname MacHaca derives from the same word "machucar," which is derived, from "machar," meaning "to strike in order to break something." Thus, the name MacHaca may have been given to someone who was a stone-cutter or a blacksmith.
Early Origins of the MacHaca family
Early History of the MacHaca family
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MacHaca Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Machucas, Machaca and others.
Early Notables of the MacHaca family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacHaca family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Diego Machuca de Zuazo who settled in NIcaragua in 1535; Pedro Machuca who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1561; Isabel Machuca who settled in Peru in 1569.
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