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The distinguished Spanish surname Mujica 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 Mujica was someone who was identified by the members of his community as "one who hailed from Múgica."

Mujica Early Origins



The surname Mujica was first found in the town located in the district of Guernica, Vizcaya in the Basque Country. Mujica 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.

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Mujica Spelling Variations


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Mujica Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Múgica, Múxica, Móxica, Mojica and others.

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Mujica Early History


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Mujica Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mujica research. Another 391 words (28 lines of text) covering the year 1734 is included under the topic Early Mujica History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mujica Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mujica Early Notables (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 Mujica Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mujica Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin De Mujica, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mujica (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mujica (post 1700)



  • Pedro Mujica Carassa, Peruvian politician, Mayor of Lima (1920-1921)
  • Manuel Mujica Láinez (1910-1984), Argentine novelist, essayist and art critic
  • José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano (b. 1935), Uruguayan politician, 40th President of Uruguay between 2010 and 2015
  • Edward José Mujica (b. 1984), Venezuelan Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Aylin Mujica Ricard (b. 1974), Cuban actress, model, and ballet dancer

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Mujica Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mujica 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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