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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."

Maja Early Origins



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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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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Maja Early History


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Maja Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maja research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maja History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Maja Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maja Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Maja 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:

Maja Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stina Maja, who landed in America in 1860

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Maja Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. 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.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Maja Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maja 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 February 2014 at 13:20.

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