María Josepha Carraga Arana

Female5 April 1737–

Brief Life History of María Josepha

When María Josepha Carraga Arana was born on 5 April 1737, her father, Juan Careaga Urquiaga, was 44 and her mother, Marina Arana Aguirre, was 37. She married Fernando Urquiza Zubiaur on 30 January 1758, in Santa María Magdalena, Arrigorriaga, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters.

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Fernando Urquiza Zubiaur
María Josepha Carraga Arana
Marriage: 30 January 1758
Maria Antonia Pablo Urquiza Careaga
Manuel Antonio Urquiza Careaga
Maria Ignacia Urquiza Careaga
Maria Raphaela Urquiza Careaga
Josepha Ignacia Urquiza Careaga
Juan Fernando Urquiza Careaga
Joseph María Urquiza Careaga
Vicenta Madalena de Urquiza de Careaga
Martin de Urquiza de Careaga

Sources (13)

  • Josepha de Careaga in entry for Martin de Urquiza de Careaga, "Spain Baptisms, 1502-1940"
  • Josefa de Careaga en el registro de Vicenta Madalena de Urquiza de Careaga, "España, bautismos, 1502-1940"
  • Josepha de Careaga en el registro de Joseph Maria de Urquiza, "España, bautismos, 1502-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 January 1758Santa María Magdalena, Arrigorriaga, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (5)


    Age 26

    Spain lost Florida to the United Kingdom.


    Age 71

    French forces led by Napoleon conquered Spain but the Spanish regained control in 1814.

    1808 · Peninsular war

    Age 71

    War against Napolean was met with great resistance by Spanish nationalists, with help from British troops, Spain force French out of the peninsula.

    Name Meaning

    Basque: topographic name, probably from zarra ‘slag’ + the locative suffix -aga ‘place or group of’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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