The distinguished Spanish surname Zaragosa is derived from the place-name Saragossa, which is the capital of the northern Spanish province of
. Thus, the first-bearer of this name hailed from this place whose name he took as an easy means of identification. It is said that the city of Saragossa was built by the Phoenicians, and the
sent a colony there in the reign of Augustus, whence it had the name of Caesarea Augusta, which by corruption has been changed to Saragossa.
The surname Zaragosa was first found in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Zaragoza who came to Puerto Rico in 1816; Arturo Zaragoza Sabrion who followed in 1860; and Jose Natividad Zaragoza who was naturalized in Iowa in 1866..