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The Picarra surname comes from the Spanish word "pizarra," which means "slate;" as such, it was likely originally name used by someone who lived near a slate quarry, or an occupational name for someone who worked in one.

Picarra Early Origins



The surname Picarra was first found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Picarra Spelling Variations


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Picarra Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pizarro, Pizarra, Pizarrón, Picarra, Pizon, Pize and others.

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Picarra Early History


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Picarra Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Picarra research. Another 611 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 11, , 18. , 10),, 1471, 1541, 1535, 1502, 1548, 1539, 1689, 1762, 1749, and 1753 are included under the topic Early Picarra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Picarra Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Picarra Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Picarra Francisco Pizarro (c.1471-1541), was the Spanish conquistador, best known for conquering Peru's Inca Empire and founding the city of Lima in 1535. His half-brother, Gonzalo Pizarro (c.1502-1548)...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Picarra 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 or some of its variants were: Cristobal Pizarro who immigrated to Colombia in 1536; Francisca Pizarro who arrived in Peru in 1560; and Gabriel Pizarro who came to New Spain in 1588. Later settlers included Diego Pizarro who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1812.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Picarra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Picarra 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 15 January 2013 at 16:25.

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