The distinguished Spanish surname Mugica 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 Mugica was someone who was identified by the members of his community as "one who hailed from Múgica."
Early Origins of the Mugica family
The surname Mugica was first found in the town located in the district of Guernica, Vizcaya in the Basque
Country. Mugica 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.
Early History of the Mugica family
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Mugica Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Mugica family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Juan Galíndez who inherited the lordship of Múgica, a name which he adopted as his surname. He married Juana Iñiguez, the illegitimate daughter of... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mugica Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mugica family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lorenzo De Mujica who voyaged to New Spain
in 1564; Alonso de Mojica who sailed to New Granada in 1569; and Francisco De Mojica who arrived in Cartagena in 1597. Among later settlers were Lucas Mojica Hermoso who emigrated to Puerto Rico in 1874.