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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Nava.The original bearer of the name Nava, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Nava family originally lived in the northern Spanish province of Navarra. The place-name Navarra is derived from the Basque word "nava," or "naba," which means "plain near the mountains."

Nava Early Origins



The surname Nava was first found in Aragon, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Nava Spelling Variations


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Nava Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Navarro, Navaro, Navarra, Navarre, Navarrolas and others.

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Nava Early History


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Nava Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nava research. Another 490 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1180, 1229, 1238, 1282, and 1469 are included under the topic Early Nava History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nava Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nava Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Nava were sixteenth century Spanish engineer and officer Pedro Navarro; sixteenth century Spanish dramatist and actor Pedro Navarro; eighteenth century Spanish naval officer Juan José Navarro; Felipe Navarre, eighteenth century Spanish painter; nineteenth...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nava 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:

Nava Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego Dc Nava, who landed in America in 1817
  • Juan De Nava, who landed in America in 1827
  • Jeronimo De Nava, who arrived in New Spain in 1863
  • Alessandro Nava, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Abramo Nava, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nava Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angela Maria Nava, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Alvarez Nava, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from Spain, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nava (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nava (post 1700)



  • Daniel James Nava (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball outfielder with the Boston Red Sox
  • Gregory Nava (b. 1949), American film director, producer and screenplay writer from San Diego
  • Mark Nava, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Pomona, California, 2008
  • Julian Nava (1927-1980), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, 1980-81
  • Bettina Nava, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2008
  • Pedro da Silva Nava (b. 1903), Brazilian writer
  • Jake Nava, English music video and film director from North London
  • Julio Cesar Nava Garcia (b. 1989), Mexican professional footballer
  • Stefano Nava (b. 1969), former Italian defender

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
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    The Nava Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nava 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 August 2016 at 17:56.

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