Zuniga History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Zuniga family

The surname Zuniga was first found in Navarre, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Zuniga family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zuniga research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1516, 1212, 1485, 1599, 1655, 1639, 1646, 1716 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Zuniga History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Zuniga Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zúñiga, de Zúñiga, Zúniga, de Zúniga, Zuñiga, de Zuñiga, Zuniga, de Zuniga, Estúñiga, de Estúñiga, Estúniga, de Estúniga, Estuñiga, de Estuñiga, Estuniga and many more.

Early Notables of the Zuniga family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Zuniga were 15th century court poet Lope de Estúñiga; Alvaro de Zúñiga, created Duke of Béjar by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1485; 15th century noblewoman Teresa de Zúñiga, Viscountess of Monterrey; 16th century courtier and writer Francés de Zúñiga; 16th century Spanish politician Baltasar de Zúñiga, Prime Minister...
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zuniga Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Zuniga migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zuniga Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Rodrigo de Zúñiga, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Jerónimo de Zúñiga, who sailed to America in 1527
  • Sideno de Zúñiga, who sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Baltasar de Zúñiga, who sailed to Veragua in 1535
  • Antonio de Zúñiga, who sailed to Peru in 1555
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Zuniga Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rodrigo De Zuniga, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Jeronimo De Zuniga, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]
  • Sedeno De Zuniga, who landed in Peru in 1834 [1]
  • Sideno De Zuniga, who arrived in Peru in 1834 [1]
  • J R Zuniga, aged 36, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Zuniga (post 1700) +

  • Richard III Zuniga, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996 [2]
  • Jesse Zuniga Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 125th District, 1994, 1996 [2]
  • Diana Zuniga, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980 [2]
  • Daphne Eurydice Zuniga (b. 1962), American actress
  • Jo Ann Zuñiga, American news reporter
  • Juan Camilo Zúñiga Mosquera (b. 1985), Colombian football defender
  • Francisco Zuniga (1912-1998), Costa Rican-born Mexican Sculptor
  • Marta Cecilia Zuñiga, biologist and professor


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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