Navarro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Navarro.The original bearer of the name Navarro, 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 Navarro 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 Navarro family

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

Early History of the Navarro family

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

Navarro Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Navarro family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Navarro 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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United States Navarro migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Navarro Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan Navarro, went to America in 1513
  • Jerónimo Navarro, moved to America in 1514 with his son
  • Anton Navarro, who arrived in Mexico sometime between 1525 and 1528
  • Antonio Navarro, settled in America in 1527
  • Diego Navarro, who landed in Cartagena in 1534
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Navarro Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ana Navarro, who arrived in New Orleans in 1778
Navarro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Navarro, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Martin Navarro, who arrived in America in 1815 [1]
  • Jose De Navarro, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Miguel Navarro, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]
  • Geronimo Navarro, aged 23, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Navarro (post 1700) +

  • Theodore "Fats" Navarro (1923-1950), American jazz musician regarded by many to have been one of the first modern jazz trumpet improvisers
  • Robert Navarro, American consulting engineer and 1971 recipient of the Young Engineer of the Year award
  • Octavio R Navarro, American computer systems consultant
  • Nestor J Navarro Jr., American marketing executive
  • Bruce Navarro, American attorney and government administrator
  • Andrew Jesus Navarro, Cuban-American educator
  • Ramon Navarro, American actor
  • Peter Navarro, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 49th District, 1996 [2]
  • Kay Navarro, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [2]
  • Angel III Navarro, American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives, 1857-63 [2]
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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