Navarre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Navarre.The original bearer of the name Navarre, 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 Navarre 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."

Early Origins of the Navarre family

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

Early History of the Navarre family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Navarre research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1180, 1229, 1238, 1282, and 1469 are included under the topic Early Navarre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Navarre Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Navarre family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Navarre 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...
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Navarre Ranking

In the United States, the name Navarre is the 15,398th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Navarre is ranked the 2,586th most popular surname with an estimated 2,500 - 3,000 people with that name. [2]

United States Navarre migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Navarre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Geronimo Navarre, aged 23, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1827 [3]
  • Domingo Navarre, aged 51, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Navarre (post 1700) +

  • Touissant Navarre, American politician, Supervisor of Frenchtown Township, Michigan, 1851-64 [4]
  • Joseph Navarre, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1948 [4]
  • G. R. Navarre, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964 [4]
  • Edith Navarre, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1937 [4]

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  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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