Almaraz Family History
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Almaraz Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name from places in Zamora, Cáceres, and Vallodolid provinces. According to Asín Palacios, these names are derived from Arabic al-ma?hrath ‘the cultivated or arable land’; another possible origin would be al-ma?hras ‘the guarded or fortified place’, ‘the sanctuary’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press