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The surname Samara comes from name of the city and province of Zamora, which is located on the Duero in northwest Spain. Because of its strategic position, the city was disputed during the Middle Ages, first between the Christians and Moors, then between the kingdoms of Leon and Castille.

Samara Early Origins



The surname Samara was first found in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, in north western Spain.

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Samara Spelling Variations


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Samara Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Zamora, Zanora, Zamor, Samora, Zamaura, Zamore and others.

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Samara Early History


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Samara Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Samara research. Another 507 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1542, 1623, 1770 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Samara History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Samara Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Samara Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Rodrigo Zamorano (1542-1623), a cosmographer of the royal house of Philip II of Spain; Francesco de Zamora of Villafranca de Montes de Oca (Burgos), who was ennobled in 1770; and Juan Manuel de Zamora y Sainz...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Samara 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 were:

Samara Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jayme Samara, aged 33, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1842

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Samara Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Samara Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Samara 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 8 March 2014 at 21:58.

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