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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 [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)
  • Pedro De Najera, who landed in Venezuela in 1834 [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 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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  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. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. 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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