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The surname Mejia was first found in Galicia, in northwestern Spain.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mejia Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • 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
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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    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.

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