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The surname Tafoya comes from the place name Tafalla, a town in the Basque region.

Tafoya Early Origins



The surname Tafoya was first found in the region of Navarre.

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Tafoya Spelling Variations


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Tafoya Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tafalla, Tafolla, Tafala, Tafallo, Tafoya and others.

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Tafoya Early History


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Tafoya Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tafoya research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1533, 1679, and 1758 are included under the topic Early Tafoya History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tafoya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tafoya Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tafoya 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 or some of its variants were: Victorian Tafalla, who settled in Peru in 1592; and Domingo Tafallo, who landed in the Philippines in 1594. Some emigrants, who had been residents of Tafalla, Spain, founded and populated the city of Tafalla in the state of Michoacan, Mexico..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tafoya (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tafoya (post 1700)



  • Thomas Tafoya, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 2008
  • Charles E. Tafoya, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1952
  • Michael Anthony Tafoya (b. 1954), American professional lead guitarist and two time Epic Records recording artist
  • Arthur Nicholas Tafoya (b. 1933), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Joseph Peter Tafoya (b. 1978), former American football player in the NFL
  • Michele Tafoya (b. 1964), American sportscaster

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Tafoya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tafoya 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 October 2015 at 11:57.

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