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Where did the Spanish Puga family come from? What is the Spanish Puga family crest and coat of arms? When did the Puga family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Puga family history?

The noble surname Puga is of Spanish descent and appears to be of toponymic origin, derived from the place name where the original bearer first lived or owned land. The family Puga take their surname from the Tower of Puga which is located in Puga.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Pugas, Pugo and others.

First found in the northwestern region of Galicia, near the city of Orense.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Puga research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1648 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Puga History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 61 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Puga Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Puga Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manl De Puga, aged 34, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1822
  • Jose Puga, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Francisco De Puga, who landed in New Spain in 1876

Puga Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfons Puga, aged 45, who landed in America from Algseiras, Spain, in 1907
  • Antoni Puga, aged 40, who landed in America from Madrid, Spain, in 1916
  • Concepcion Puga, aged 60, who settled in America from Madrid, Spain, in 1916
  • Cubiero Puga, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Comna, Spain, in 1916
  • Francisca Puga, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Madrid, Spain, in 1916


  • Berta Puga Martínez (1909-2007), twice First Lady of Colombia
  • Maria Luisa Puga (1944-2004), Mexican writer, winner of the Xavier Villaurrutia Award for her 1983 novel Pánico o peligro
  • General Arturo Puga Osorio (1879-1970), Chilean military officer and Chairman of Government Junta in 1932



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The Puga Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Puga 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.

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