Salazar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Salazar is a Basque habitation name from the word "sala," which means "hall," and the Basque word "zahar," which means "old."

Salazar is a locality in the municipality of Villarcayo de Merindad de Castilla la Vieja, in the comarca of Las Merindades, in the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León, Spain. Salazarese (locally Zaraitzuko uskara) is the Basque dialect of the Salazar Valley of Navarre, Spain.

Early Origins of the Salazar family

The surname Salazar was first found in Castile, where the family held a family seat from the early Middle Ages. During the 10th century, the surname appears in Navarre, where it extensively spread including into the eponymous Salazar Valley, a valley in the east of the Foral Community of Navarre in Spain.

Early Latin records found in the Monastery of Leire, noted the denomination of Sarasazo (924) and later Sarasazu (1055), Sarasaz (1111 and 1469), Sarasaitz (1205.)

Early History of the Salazar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salazar research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1618, 1620, 1639, 1710, 1650, 1715, 1694 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Salazar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Salazar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Salazar, Salaz and others.

Early Notables of the Salazar family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Salazar were sixteenth century soldier and writer Diego de Salazar; sixteenth century writer Eugenio Salazar de Alarcón, who also served as Governor of the Canary Islands, and as a judicial official in Guatemala and Mexico; Felipe Alberto Salazar, treasurer to King Philip II in 1618; seventeenth century Spanish writer Ambrosio de Salazar; Hernando de Salazar, confessor and financial advisor to the Count-Duke of Olivares in the...
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salazar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Salazar migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Salazar Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Gutierre Salazar, who sailed to America in 1509
  • Vítores de Salazar, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Andrés de Salazar, who sailed to America in 1514
  • Carlos de Salazar, who sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Pedro de Salazar, who sailed to Peru in 1534
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Salazar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gutierre De Salazar, who landed in America in 1809 [1]
  • Pedro De Salazar, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • Juan De Salazar, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Vitores De Salazar, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Rodrigo De Salazar, who landed in America in 1814 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Salazar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Parfirio Salazar, who arrived in Texas in 1911 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Salazar (post 1700) +

  • Raymond Anthony Salazar, American government executive
  • Diego Salazar, American educator
  • Alberto Salazar, American professional athlete, marathon runner
  • John Tony Salazar (b. 1953), American Democrat politician, Member of Colorado State House of Representatives, 2003-04; U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 2005- [2]
  • Jesse A. Salazar, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008 [2]
  • Gregory J. Salazar, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1996, 2000 [2]
  • Glenda L. Salazar, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996, 2004 (alternate) [2]
  • Frank Salazar, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 143rd District, 2012 [2]
  • Dannis Salazar, American politician, Delegate to New Mexico State Constitutional Convention, 1969 [2]
  • Cecilia M. Salazar, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico 3rd District, 1988 [2]
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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