Salazar Family History
Salazar Surname History
Salazar, sometimes spelled as Salasar, is a Basque surname meaning old hall (from Castilian Sala (hall) and Basque zahar (old)). The name originates from the town of the same name: Salazar, in northern Burgos, Castile. Although nowadays northern Burgos is not a Basque-speaking region, it was during the early Middle Ages when the surname appeared.
Its origins are also related to a certain noble family, the Salazars, that held a fief in the area. During the 10th century, the surname appears as mentioned in Navarre, where it spread and there even exists aSalazar Valley. It later also spread to the rest of the Basque Country, being specially common in Biscay during the 15th century. During that time, Lope García de Salazar, a famous writer, took part in theReconquista of Cuenca, where he was granted a fief and founded a notable family. Some of his descendants took part in the Conquest of America, thus spreading the surname all through the Spanish Americas; others intermarried many noble families, and the surname spread all through the Iberian peninsula.
Salazar is also a common surname among Roma people and conversos. Due to several censuses made in the Kingdom of Castile during the 14th and 15th centuries, every Castilian subject was forced to take a name and two surnames. Gypsies and Jewish Castillians, that used to call themselves only by a first name, decided to take surnames to add prestige to their families. They often chose surnames from among the oldest and most prestigious noble families, usually of Basque origin, thus it is extremely common to find gypsies with surnames such as Heredia, Salazar, Mendoza or Montoya.
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The evolution of Salazar begins at it's earliest origins. Even in the early generations of a name there are different spellings of that name simply because last names were infrequently written down that long ago.
As Salazar families moved between countries, the Salazar name may have changed with them. It was not uncommon for a last name to change as it enters a new country or language. Salazar families have moved around the world all throughout history.
Salazar country of origin
Country of origin Is Spain.
Meaning of the last name Salazar
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The meaning of Salazar come may come from a profession, such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk". Many of these profession-based family names can be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is important to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many names like Salazar come from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. Often these family names are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Favored of God".
- Ana Maria Salazar 1757 - ?
- Maria De Oñate de Oñate Salazar Salazar
- Dolores (Salazar) Puente 1877 - ?
- Miguel Salazar 1689 - ?
- Del Salazar-Merrill 1977 - ?
- Antonio Salazar 1688 - 1768
- Nicolas Salazar 1700 - ?
- Maria Juana Salazar 1795 - ?
- Antonia De Pérez De Oñate de Pérez de Oñate Salazar Salazar
- Lugarda Salazar 1695 - ?
- Juan Bautista Salazar 1804 - ?
- Maria Salazar Ayala
- Juan Salazar Salazar velazquez
- Catalina De Pérez De Oñate de Pérez de Oñate Salazar Salazar
- María De Castilla Y Salazar 1400 - ?
- Maria Manuela Salazar 1756 - ?
- Iñigo Ortiz De Salcedo Salazar
- Juan De Oñate Salazar
- DelDeayne Love Lee Salazar 1977 - ?
- Catalina Carrillo Ponce De Leon Avila Guilarte Salazar Carillo Maldonado, Ponce de Leon Avila Guilarte Salazar Maldonado 1595 - 1690
Salazar Family Tree
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Salazar
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We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Salazar. Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace.
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Salazar spelling variations
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Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Salazar surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Salazar were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Salazar. Last names like Salazar change in how they're written as they travel across communities, family unions, and countries over time.