Zurita History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The noble surname Zurita is of Spanish descent and is of local origin, being derived from the name of the place of residence of the initial bearer of the name. The place-name Zurita is derived from the Basque word "zuri" which means "white."

Early Origins of the Zurita family

The surname Zurita was first found in the ancient kingdom of Castile, one of the most important Christian areas during the Middle Ages and the rule of the Moors.

Important Dates for the Zurita family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zurita research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1512 and 1580 are included under the topic Early Zurita History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Zurita Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Zurite, Zuritas, Zorita, Zureta and others.

Early Notables of the Zurita family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Zurita Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Zurita migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zurita Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Francisco Zurita who arrived in the West Indies in 1514
Zurita Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Zurita, who arrived in America in 1814 [1]
  • Jose Zurita, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1868 [1]
  • Jose Zurita Gomez who settled in Puerto Rico in 1868
Zurita Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Manuel Zurita, aged 20, who immigrated to America from Quito, Ecuador, in 1912
  • Ramon L Zurita, aged 47, who landed in America from Sabasco, Mexico, in 1913
  • Francisco Zurita, aged 36, who landed in America from Plo. Nuevo del Terrible, Spain, in 1913
  • Manuel Zurita, aged 21, who landed in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1916
  • E. Zurita, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Zurita (post 1700)

  • Maribel "Little Thunder" Zurita (b. 1979), American boxer, WIBA Light Flyweight, and IFBA Flyweight, World Champion
  • Christian Rodrigo Zurita (b. 1979), Argentine football midfielder playing for Gaziantepspor
  • Humberto Zurita (b. 1954), Mexican actor, director and producer
  • Manuel Fernando Zurita, President of Nicaragua (1950)
  • Juan Zurita (b. 1915), Mexican boxer
  • José Angel Zurita (b. 1895), musical composer from Venezuela
  • José Zurita Calafaz (d. 1920), Spanish lawyer

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Citations

  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)
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