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Multiple Origins for the Surname Maya


Spanish


The noble Spanish family name Maya 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."

Maya Early Origins



The surname Maya 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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Maya Spelling Variations


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Maya Spelling Variations



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

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Maya Early History


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Maya Early History



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

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Maya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Maya Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Maya Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Maya, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1810
  • Francisco Maya, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Friedrich Maya, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Maya (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Maya (post 1700)



  • Rafael Maya (1896-1980), Colombian poet, literary critic and professor
  • Héctor Domingo Maya (b. 1913), lawyer from Argentina
  • Fernando Maya (b. 1853), Portuguese writer

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Maya Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. 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.
    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. 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).
    5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Maya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Maya 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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