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Region of origin  Spain
Meaning  derived from Basque Aretxuloeta meaning "wide place where oak trees grow"
Related names  Arecha, Arechaga, Arechiga, Arechavala, Arechuleta, Areche, Arechea, Arechu

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.

People with the surname

  • 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
  • Places with the name "Archuleta"

  • Archuleta County, Colorado.
  • Archuleta, New Mexico.
  • References

    Archuleta Wikipedia

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