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The origins the old family name Sabata can be found within medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Spanish names were influenced by the Germanic speaking Visigoths, who conquered Spain from the mid-5th to 8th centuries, and the Arabic and Muslim Moors who conquered the Spanish homeland from the 8th to 12th centuries. Since Spain was periodically dominated by both of these nations in its past, it shared much in common with both the Visigoths and the Muslims in the occupations they described.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Zapata, Zapato, Zapatero, Zapatera, Sabato, Sabata and many more.
First found in Castile, whose language and culture would be carried to many countries of the world.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sabata research. Another 388 words (28 lines of text) covering the year 1217 is included under the topic Early Sabata History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 67 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sabata Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Zapata, who sailed to New Spain in 1580; Juan Zapata de Cárdenas sailed to Peru in 1535; Marcucio Zapata sailed to Peru in 1534; and Miguel Zapata came to the Americas in 1512 with his son and one servant..
The Sabata Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sabata 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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