The Mayora name is derived form the Basque
word "maiora" which means "heather, moor or heath;" as such it was likely a topographic name for someone who lived near a moor. The surname also comes from a Spanish word "mayor," meaning "head" or "chief" that was an occupational
name for the foreman of a gang of agricultural workers or the leader of a group of herdsmen.
Early Origins of the Mayora family
The surname Mayora was first found in Navarre, where they came from the Valley of Baztan.
Early History of the Mayora family
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Mayora Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mayerdomo, Mayoral, Majoral, Mayol and others.
Early Notables of the Mayora family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mayora family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alonso Maza who immigrated to Chile in 1580; Ana Mayoral who came to New Spain
in 1592; followed by Pablo De Mayol in 1599 with his entire family. Among the later settlers were Santiago Mayoral, a Spanish solider who emigrated to New Orleans in 1829.