A while back my Father orderd a thing called a "COAT OF ARMS". It was about the ABEYTA family origin. It said that the first known Abeyta came over with Cortez when he visited the Aztecs. As the story goes we were stuck here and innermingled with the Aztec Indians which eventualy led us to migrating into the North American Region. The "COAT OF ARMES" didn't specify if the First Abeyta's came from Spain or if they just happened to be traveling with Cortez. I've also heard that the name maybe Greek or even Jewish.