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


Similar surnames: Arata, Amaya, Anaya, Rada, Arana, Arauz, Araki, Aranda, Raya, Ariza

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Araya Family Origin

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Araya Family Occupations

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  • Miner

    100%

In 1880, the most common Araya occupation in the USA was Miner. 100% of Araya's were Miners.

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Araya Life Expectancy

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Between 1967 and 2004, Araya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Araya in 1967 was 69, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Araya

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