Show ContentsSanabria History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble Spanish surname Sanabria is of toponymic origin. Toponymic surnames are those names which derive their origin from a particular place-name near which the original bearer lived or held land.Thus, the surname Sanabria signifies "one from Sanabria."

Early Origins of the Sanabria family

The surname Sanabria was first found in the province of Zamora, in the northern Regions of Spain. The earliest references to the surname Sanabria include a record of Diego Alonso de Sanabria, who was mayor of the Spanish island of Fuerteventura.

Early History of the Sanabria family

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Sanabria Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sanbria, Sanabrie, Sanavria, Sanibrie and others.

Early Notables of the Sanabria family

Prominent among bearers of the Sanabria family name at this time was

  • Juan Alonso de Sanabria, Governor of Fuerteventura, and Cristobal de Sanabria, who settled in Puerto Rico, where he married a sister of the Bishop Rodrigo de la Bastida

Sanabria Ranking

In the United States, the name Sanabria is the 5,602nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 1

United States Sanabria migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sanabria Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego De Sanabria, who landed in Florida in 1838 2
  • Isabel De Sanabria, who arrived in Peru in 1889 2
  • Alejandro Sanabria, aged 4, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Candida Sanabria, aged 45, who immigrated to America, in 1893
Sanabria Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Diego Sanabria, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Pblo Nuevo del Terrible, Spain, in 1911
  • Diego Sanabria, aged 24, who landed in America from Pueblo Nuevo, Spain, in 1916
  • Florencio Sanabria, aged 19, who settled in America from Cordoba, Spain, in 1916
  • Jose Sanabria, aged 29, who landed in America from Quintance, Spain, in 1917
  • Agustin Sanabria, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sanabria (post 1700) +

  • Ulises Armand Sanabria (1906-1969), American engineer of WCFL television station in Chicago in 1928
  • Nicolas Sanabria (1889-1945), American philatelist, best known for his Sanabria Catalog
  • Bobby Sanabria (b. 1957), American Latin jazz drummer
  • Miguel Ángel Sanabria (1967-2006), Colombian road cyclist
  • Mariangela Sanabria, Canadian political candidate
  • Edgar Sanabria (1911-1989), Venezuelan lawyer, diplomat, ex-president of Venezuela
  • Víctor Sanabria (1899-1952), professor in Costa Rica
  • Villalba Sanabria Aquilino (b. 1983), Paraguayan football striker
  • Edgar Sanabria Arcila (b. 1911), lawyer and diplomat in Venezuela

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  2. 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) on Facebook