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Zavala Early Origins



The surname Zavala was first found in Silesia. The surname is a toponym for someone who came from Zawada or Zawady. Both are derived from the "zawada" which means "obstruction", "fortress", "obstacle" or "impediment" as in the toponyms Zawada and Zawady. Today, there are numerous places named Zawada and Zawady throughout modern-day Poland.

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Zavala Spelling Variations


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Zavala Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Zawadsky, Zawadski, Zavadsky, Zawadzki, Zawada, Zawadowski, Zawadowsky, Sawadsky, Sawatsky, Sawatski, Sawatzky, Sawatzki, Zawatsky, Zawatzki and many more.

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Zavala Early History


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Zavala Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zavala research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zavala History 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 were:

Zavala Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lorenzo De, Zavala Jr., who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Manuel A Zavala, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1852
  • Pedro Zavala, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1893

Zavala Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andela Zavala, aged 10, who landed in America from Wichalkovia, Silesia, in 1906
  • Adela Zavala, aged 35, who settled in America from Lugano, Switerland, in 1910
  • Antonio Zavala, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zavala (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zavala (post 1700)



  • Ernesto Zavala (b. 1972), Mexican-American professional boxer
  • Adina Emilia De Zavala (1861-1955), American teacher, historian and preservationist of Texas history
  • Carlos Zavala, retired Mexican-American soccer midfielder
  • Bishop Gabino Zavala (b. 1951), retired American auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Jimmy 'Z' Zavala, American musician
  • Cedric Bixler Zavala (b. 1974), Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American musician
  • Lorenzo de Zavala (1788-1836), American politician, Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Harrisburg, 1835; Delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Harrisburg, 1836
  • Patricio Alberto Chávez Závala, Ecuadorian diplomat
  • Domingo Felipe Maza Zavala (1922-2010), Venezuelan economist
  • America Vera Zavala (b. 1976), Swedish politician and political writer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Zavala Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zavala 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 10 December 2015 at 09:51.

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