Zamora History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Zamora 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.
Early Origins of the Zamora family
The surname Zamora was first found in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, in north western Spain.
Early History of the Zamora family
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Zamora Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Zamora, Zanora, Zamor, Samora, Zamaura, Zamore and others.
Early Notables of the Zamora family (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...
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In the United States, the name Zamora is the 809th most popular surname with an estimated 37,305 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Zamora is ranked the 8,050th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 
Zamora migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Zamora Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Francisco and Christobal de Zamora, who sailed to Spanish America in 1511
- Felipo de Zamora, who sailed to Spanish America in 1512
- Diego de Zamora, who immigrated to Peru with his family in 1534
- Fancisco de Zamora, who settled in Venezuela in 1534
Zamora Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francisco De Zamora, who landed in America in 1811 
- Felipo De Zamora, who arrived in America in 1812 
- Miguel De Zamora, who landed in Espanola in 1812 
- Pedro De Zamora, who arrived in America in 1812 
- Leonor De Zamora, who arrived in America in 1814 
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Zamora migration to West Indies +
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Zamora Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
- Alonso Zamora and his family who arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1555
Contemporary Notables of the name Zamora (post 1700) +
- Pedro Pablo Zamora (1972-1994), Cuban-American AIDS activist
- Ruben Zamora, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 2004 
- Humberto Zamora, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 38th District, 2002; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2004 
- Gabriel Zamora, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 43rd District, 2012 
- Estella O. Zamora, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 2008 
- Eddie Zamora, American Republican politician, Republican Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 15th District, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 
- David R. Zamora, American politician, Mayor of Colton, California; Elected 2010 
- Carolina Zamora, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 
- Niceto Alcala Zamora y Torres (1877-1949), Spanish statesman and President of Spain (1931-1936). He led the successful revolution of 1931, and became President later that same year, however he was diposed in 1936 and went into exile to Argentina
- Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (b. 1967), retired Chilean football striker, member of the Chilean national team at the 1998 World Cup
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Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
- ^ 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)
- ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html