| derived from Basque Aretxuloeta meaning "wide place where oak trees grow"|
Archuleta is a unique New Mexican family name with origins in the Basque Country of Spain. The surname ranked 2,762 out of 88,799 in the United States.
The name Archuleta is a Castillian derivation of Basque Arechuleta, which ultimately comes from the place name Arechavaleta (Basque: Aretxabaleta). The placename uses the Basque words "(h)aritz" (oak tree), "zabal" (wide) and "eta" (indicating plurality), with the combined meaning of "wide place where oak trees grow." It is unknown why the "e" in Arechuleta was ultimately dropped. The family lineage can be traced all the way back to queen Isabella of Spain.Adam Archuleta (born 1977), American football player
David Archuleta (born 1990), American singer
Eppie Archuleta (1922–2014), American weaver
Felipe Archuleta (1910-1991), American folk artist
Katherine Archuleta (born c, 1949). American political executive
Archuleta County, Colorado.
Archuleta, New Mexico.