The noble Spanish surname MacHaca is of 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
The surname MacHaca was first found in the north central region of Castile.
Early History of the MacHaca family
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MacHaca Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the MacHaca family (pre 1700)
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, was Pedro Machuca (1490-1550), born in Toledo, he... Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacHaca Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.