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Where did the Spanish Mejia family come from? What is the Spanish Mejia family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mejia family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mejia family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Mejia, Mejias, Megia, Megias, Mashia, Mashiach and others.

First found in Galicia, in northwestern Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mejia research. Another 368 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1529 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Mejia History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Mejia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Aria Mejia, who came to America in 1509
  • Francisco Mejia, who was in America in 1511
  • Alonso Mejia, who arrived in Cuba in 1534
  • Diego Mejia, who arrived in Florida in 1563
  • Garcia Mejia, who, along with his wife Maria and their children Pedro, Juan, Rodrigo, Maria, and Mayor, were recorded in New Granada in 1569


Mejia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Arias Mejia, who landed in America in 1809
  • Francisco Mejia, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Costanza Mejia, who landed in America in 1813
  • Catalina Mejia, who arrived in America in 1815
  • Gonzalo Mejia, who landed in America in 1828


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  • Manuel Mejia, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2008
  • Maggie A. Mejia, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000
  • Lucille H. Mejia, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000
  • Berta Mejia, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000
  • Jenrry Manuel Mejía (b. 1989), Dominican Republic-born, Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets
  • Carlos Will Mejía (b. 1983), Honduran football midfielder
  • Álvaro Mejía (b. 1940), Colombian long distance runner who competed at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics
  • Alfredo Mejía, Honduran footballer
  • Ezequiel Ramos Mejía, Argentine politician
  • Miguel Aceves Mejia, popular recording artist

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  1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Mejia Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mejia 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 14 January 2016 at 09:46.

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