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The noble surname Urrutia is of Spanish descent, and is derived from a Basque place name, adopted as a surname by the families who lived on and owned the land of Urrutia.

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The surname Urrutia was first found in the province of Vizcaya. However, it is one of the most illustrious and noble of Basque surnames, and early records show there were several families of this name settled in various parts of the provinces of Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa and Alava.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Urruti, Urutias and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Urrutia research. Another 397 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1641 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Urrutia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Inigo de Urrutia, who lived during the sixteenth century as the lord of the castle and tower...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Urrutia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Urrutia Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Francisco De Urrutia who came to Espanola in 1574
  • Juan De Urrutia, who emigrated to the Philippines in 1586
  • Isabel De Urrutia who arrived in New Spain in 1594

Urrutia Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Diego Urrutia, aged 66, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1820
  • Benito Urrutia, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1836
  • Pablo Urrutia, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1838
  • Pablo Urrutia who landed in Puerto Rico in 1838
  • Manuel Urrutia who arrived in New Orleans in 1841
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  • Benjamin Urrutia (b. 1950), Ecuador-born American writer
  • Patricio Urrutia (b. 1978), World Cup soccer football player
  • Manuel Urrutia (1901-1981), President of Cuba
  • Jorge Urrutia (1905-1981), Chilean composer
  • Ignacio Jose Urrutia (1730-1795), Cuban historian
  • Francisco Jose Urrutia (1870-1950), Colombian diplomat and statesman
  • Carlos Luis de Urrutia (1750-1825), 19th century governor of Santo Domingo
  • Andres Urrutia (b. 1890), Filipino government official
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    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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