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The noble Spanish surname Resa is of locative origin, being derived from the geographic or man made feature in or near which the original bearer lived or held land. The name is derived from the contraction of two Basque elements "aretze" meaning "calf" and "zabal" meaning "abundance of." Therefore the surname Resa may signify that its first bearer lived in a place where, either there were many calves or where calves were fattened before being slaughtered.

Resa Early Origins



The surname Resa was first found in the province of Guipuzcoa in the northern Basque country.

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Resa Spelling Variations


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Resa Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rezabal, Resa, Reza and others.

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Resa Early History


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Resa Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Resa research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1639, 1792 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Resa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Resa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Resa Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Resa 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: Diego de Resa Saldana who emigrated to Peru in 1592 with his mother, brother Lucas, sister Ana, and his brother-in-law.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Resa (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Resa (post 1700)



  • Alexander John Resa (1887-1964), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1945-47; Defeated, 1946

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
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    The Resa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Resa 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 10 December 2015 at 11:13.

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