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
name for the foreman of a gang of agricultural workers or the leader of a group of herdsmen.
The surname Mayora was first found in Navarre, where they came from the Valley of Baztan.
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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.