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