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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.

Najera Early Origins



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

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Najera Spelling Variations


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Najera Spelling Variations



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

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Najera Early History


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Najera Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Najera research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1482 and 1877 are included under the topic Early Najera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Najera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Najera Early Notables (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...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Najera 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:

Najera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco De Najera, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Pedro De Najera, who landed in Venezuela in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Najera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Najera (post 1700)



  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
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    The Najera Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Najera 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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