× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2018


The distinguished surname Zarrate is of Spanish origin, derived from the name place where the initial bearer of the name resided. In this instance, the surname is derived from the place-name Zárate, located in the district of Zuya (Victoria) in northern Spain. According to etymologists, the place-name Zárate is derived from the Basque words "zara" meaning "forest" and "at(h)e" meaning "door," thus signifying "opening to the forest."

Zarrate Early Origins



The surname Zarrate was first found in the northern Basque region of Spain, near the city of Zárate. They began to branch out into other regions of the Iberian peninsula with the Christian Reconquest of Spain from the Muslims. The family established themselves in Vizcaya, Andalusia and Madrid. An early record of the surname is of Juan Ortiz de Zárate, who died in a bloody battle at the river Zadorra in the 14th century. The family was ennobled in the early 17th century when they were made members of the Orders of Santiago, Calatrava and Alcantara.

Close

Zarrate Spelling Variations


Expand

Zarrate Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: zerate, zarrate, zarace and others.

Close

Zarrate Early History


Expand

Zarrate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zarrate research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1658 and 1776 are included under the topic Early Zarrate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Zarrate Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Zarrate Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Francisco Lopez de Zarate (1580-1658), a Spanish poet, playwright and writer; Fortun Saenz de Salcedo, who was killed in the battle at the river...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zarrate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pedro De Zarate who sailed to Peru with his brother Juan in 1553; Luis De Zarate who arrived in the Spanish Main in 1575; Rodrigo Zarate and Juan De Zarate who came to New Spain in 1576.

Close

Zarrate Family Crest Products


Expand

Zarrate Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also



Sign Up

  


BBB - A+ Rating - the best there is
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest