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Where did the Spanish Mojica family come from? What is the Spanish Mojica family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mojica family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mojica family history?The distinguished Spanish surname Mojica is of Basque toponymic origin, deriving from the place name where the first bearer lived or held land. This toponym derives from the Basque word "muxica" which signifies either "peach, peach-tree or fern." Thus, this place name can be interpreted as "place of the peach orchard" or "place where ferns grew in abundance." Therefore, the original bearer of the surname Mojica was someone who was identified by the members of his community as "one who hailed from Múgica."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Múgica, Múxica, Móxica, Mojica and others.
First found in the town located in the district of Guernica, Vizcaya in the Basque Country. Mojica is the surname of a noble Basque family who were related to the Avendaño family. Early records show the progenitor of this family was Juan Galíndez de Avendaño, a first son and heir of Fortún García de Avendaño, lord of Aramayona, Múgica and Arteaga.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mojica research. Another 391 words(28 lines of text) covering the year 1734 is included under the topic Early Mojica History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 68 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mojica Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mojica Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Mojica Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mojica 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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