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The family name Plaza is of Spanish descent, and is classified as being of habitation origin. In this particular instance, the surname Plaza was taken from one of the many places named Plaza in the Basque Country. The surname Plaza is derived from the Basque term "latz" meaning "rough land" and has the prosthetic "P" added to the front. Thus, the place named Plaza was probably founded on land of the same description.

Plaza Early Origins



The surname Plaza was first found in Vizcaya, the northern province of the Basque country.

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Plaza Spelling Variations


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Plaza Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plasa, Plazaola and others.

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Plaza Early History


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Plaza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Plaza research. Another 383 words (27 lines of text) covering the year 1590 is included under the topic Early Plaza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Plaza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Plaza Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was the Plaza family from Astigarraga, who took their name from the plaza or square there, which was used...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Plaza 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:

Plaza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ant Plaza, aged 24, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • Pedro Plaza, who landed in New Spain in 1835
  • Jose Plaza, aged 31, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848
  • Francisco DeLa Plaza, who landed in Mexico in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Plaza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Plaza (post 1700)



  • Aubrey Plaza (b. 1984), American actress and comedienne
  • Daniel Plaza (b. 1966), Spanish former race walker
  • Leónidas Plaza (1865-1932), Ecuadoran political figure
  • Galo Plaza (1906-1987), Ecuadorian politician and statesman
  • Mélissa Plaza (b. 1988), French football player
  • Charito Booc Plaza (b. 1957), congresswoman in the Philippines

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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    The Plaza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Plaza 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 1 July 2016 at 00:33.

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