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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."

Zurita Early Origins



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.

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Zurita Spelling Variations


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Zurita Spelling Variations



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

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Zurita Early History


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Zurita Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zurita research. Another 155 words (11 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.

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Zurita Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Zurita Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Jose Zurita, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1868
  • Jose Zurita Gomez who settled in Puerto Rico in 1868

Zurita Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Manuel Zurita, aged 20, who emigrated 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Zurita (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    4. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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    The Zurita Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Zurita 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 7 March 2016 at 09:23.

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