Najera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Najera is of toponymic origin, deriving from the place name in which the initial bearer lived or held land. Therefore, the original bearer was someone who was identified as "one from Najera" by the members of his community. The place name Najera is derived from the Basque word "aier" which means "heather" with the prosthetic "n," that is to say, a linguistic phenomenon in the Basque language that consists of adding a consonant to a word starting with a vowel.

Early Origins of the Najera family

The surname Najera was first found in the province of Logrono, in the region of Castilla la Vieja.

Early History of the Najera family

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Najera Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nayera, Najerra and others.

Early Notables of the Najera family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de...
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Najera Ranking

In the United States, the name Najera is the 3,662nd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]


United States Najera migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Najera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco De Najera, who arrived in America in 1813 [2]
  • Pedro De Najera, who landed in Venezuela in 1834 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Najera (post 1700) +

  • Manny Najera, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 75th District; Elected 1998
  • Francisco Castillo Nájera (1886-1954), Mexican diplomat and politician
  • Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera (1859-1895), Mexican writer and political figure
  • Álvaro Francisco Nájera (b. 1983), Colombian footballer
  • Eduardo Alonso Nájera (b. 1976), Mexican professional basketball player in the NBA
  • Paz Najera (b. 1909), teacher in the Philippines


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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