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Plaza History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Plaza family


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

Early History of the Plaza family


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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.

Plaza Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Plaza family (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...
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Migration of the Plaza family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Plaza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ant Plaza, aged 24, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Pedro Plaza, who landed in New Spain in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jose Plaza, aged 31, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Francisco DeLa Plaza, who landed in Mexico in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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


  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)

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