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The noble Spanish family name Maja is classified as being of habitation origin. Habitation names are those family names which are derived from either the location of the place of residence of the initial bearer or from the name of the town or village from whence he hailed. The name is also derived from the Basque term "maia" meaning "high meseta."

Early Origins of the Maja family


The surname Maja was first found in Maya del Batzan, located in the province of Navarre. One of the earliest references to this name is a record of one Domingo de Maya y Enderiz, born in Pamplona, who married Ana Suarez de Cardoso y Maldonado in 1628. He later settled in the Department of Antioquia, Republic of Colombia, where he was Accountant of the Royal Treasury.

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Early History of the Maja family

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Early History of the Maja family


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Maja Spelling Variations

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Maja Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mayas, Maja, Maia and others.

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Early Notables of the Maja family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Maja family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Maja family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Maja family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Maja Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stina Maja, who landed in America in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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