Salazar Family History & Genealogy

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Salazar Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Sep 13, 2017

Summary

Salazar, sometimes spelled as Salasar, is a Basque surname meaning old hall (from Castilian Sala (hall) and Basque zahar (old)).[citation needed] 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.[1] 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.[1] 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.
 

History

Salazar, sometimes spelled as Salasar, is a Basque surname meaning old hall (from Castilian Sala (hall) and Basque zahar (old)).[citation needed] 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.[1] 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.[1] 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.
 

Name Origin

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Nationality & Ethnicity

Country of origin Is Spain.

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Early Salazars

These are the earliest records we have of the Salazar family.

1688 - 1768
1804 - Unknown
1630 - c. 1673
1686 - Unknown
1689 - Unknown
1695 - Unknown

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Sample of 20 Salazar Biographies

Sep 28, 1877 - Unknown
Apr 22, 1930 - Jan 4, 2010
Apr 5, 1925 - Feb 10, 1989
May 10, 1907 - Jan 9, 1993
May 28, 1916 - Apr 17, 2002
Mar 28, 1930 - May 21, 1993
Jan 3, 1949 - August 1975
c. 1982 - Unknown
c. 1971 - Unknown
c. 1986 - Unknown
c. 1951 - Unknown
c. 1987 - Unknown
c. 1906 - Unknown
c. 1947 - Unknown
c. 1966 - Unknown
c. 1950 - Unknown
c. 1964 - Unknown
c. 1965 - Unknown
c. 1968 - Unknown
c. 1973 - Unknown

Salazar Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Salazar family member is 65.7 years old according to our database of 12,138 people with the last name Salazar that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

65.7 years

Oldest Salazars

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Jun 17, 1894 - May 15, 2011
116 years
Feb 18, 1880 - April 1986
106 years
Dec 28, 1883 - Sep 21, 1990
106 years
Nov 17, 1902 - Apr 5, 2006
103 years
Nov 29, 1894 - Jan 8, 1998
103 years
Jan 6, 1901 - Dec 22, 2004
103 years
Feb 9, 1906 - Jul 29, 2009
103 years
Oct 8, 1907 - Jan 17, 2011
103 years
Jun 10, 1903 - Aug 2, 2006
103 years
Sep 19, 1900 - Dec 15, 2003
103 years

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