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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."

Navarre Early Origins



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

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Navarre Spelling Variations


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Navarre Spelling Variations



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

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Navarre Early History


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Navarre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Navarre 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 Navarre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Navarre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Navarre Early Notables (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...

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

Navarre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Geronimo Navarre, aged 23, landed in New Orleans, La in 1827
  • Domingo Navarre, aged 51, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Navarre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Navarre (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Navarre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Navarre 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 20 March 2016 at 19:46.

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