The noble Spanish surname Sameniego is of local
origin, derived from the name of the place where a man once lived or where he once owned land. In Medieval Spain
, many families adopted the name of the estate or town where they lived as a means of identification. These names then became hereditary, and many modern surnames can be traced back to a small village or town.
Early Origins of the Sameniego family
The surname Sameniego was first found in the province of Alava in the northern Basque
country. The family originated in the town of Samaniego, situated between the two cities of Vitorio and Logrono in northern Spain.
Early History of the Sameniego family
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Sameniego Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Sameniego family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Joseph Ruiz Samaniego ( fl.
1563-1670), maestro de capilla at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza; Juan de Samaniego y Díez de Ulzurrun Xaca ("Jaca") y Roncal, better known just as Juan Samaniego y Jaca, a prominent... Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sameniego Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sameniego family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antonio De Samaniego who sailed to Peru in 1562; Vicente Samaniego who came to emigrated to Mexico in 1577; and Francisco De Samaniego who came to New Granada in 1580. Among later settlers were Ramon De Samaniago who arrived in New Orleans in 1829.