He last name It represents a whole story, not only ours, but also our family’s. And if yours has a Spanish origin, you must find out specifically what your roots are. It is that a surname with Spanish descent can be Catalan, Basque either Galician. And to find out, here we bring you some recommendations, as well as a list with the 10 most important surnames.
When the Spanish colonizers arrived on our continent, they not only left us their customs and ways of living, but also different names and surnames that over the years were tied to our lands. Not only since the Conquest carried out in the 16th century did the old inhabitants begin to be given Spanish family names, but with the numerous migrations that took place later, the bond that unites both countries was strengthened, so it is common to have a friend or acquaintance with last name Spanish.
How do I know if my last name is Catalan, Basque or Galician?
Although the descent is not always easy to trace, it is not even easy to know if it was done directly, although in some cases you can know directly if your relatives come from Spain. On the website of the Spanish Archives Portal (PARES) you can find out if your ancestors came to national territory during the Spanish exile. You only have to put data such as your full name, year and place of birth, as well as the place from which you left and where you arrived, if possible. This way you will know specifically if your last name is Catalan, Basque either Galician.
10 most popular Spanish surnames in our country
- Abella (Catalan origin)
- Cabrera (Catalan origin)
- López (Galician origin)
- Méndez (Galician origin)
- Moncada (Catalan origin)
- Moreno (Basque origin)
- Mosquera (Galician origin)
- Muñoz (Basque origin)
- Salazar (Basque origin)
- Zambrano (Basque origin)