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The surname Zelaya is derived from the Basque word "zelai" for "field" or "meadow."

Zelaya Early Origins



The surname Zelaya was first found in the Basque region of Navarre.

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Zelaya Spelling Variations


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Zelaya Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Celaya, Zelaya, Zelaia and others.

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Zelaya Early History


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Zelaya Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zelaya research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1388, 1399, 1763, 1490, 1558, 1510 and 1515 are included under the topic Early Zelaya History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Zelaya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zelaya Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Juan de Celaya (c.1490-1558), a Spanish mathematician, physicist, cosmologist, philosopher and theologian who taught Physics...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zelaya Notables 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 or some of its variants were: Martin de Celaya, who sailed to New Spain in 1580.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zelaya (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Zelaya (post 1700)



  • Jose Santos Zelaya, President of Nicaragua from 1894 to 1909

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Zelaya Family Crest Products


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Zelaya Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Zelaya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zelaya 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 24 October 2013 at 15:07.

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