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Araya Family History

Araya Name Meaning
Castilianized form of Basque and Catalan Araia, a habitational name from any of various places called Araia, for example in Araba, Basque Country, and Catelló de la Plana, Valencia.Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Araya, as for example the one in Canary Islands.Japanese: meaning ‘wild valley’ or ‘new valley’; found in eastern Japan and pronounced Aratani in western Japan. Neither version is particularly common.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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88,685 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
109 Military Records
1,953 Immigration Records
2,282 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Araya Families

  • Number of Araya families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Araya Family Origin

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Araya Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Araya

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Araya Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Araya

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