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Saavedra surname originates from the year 698

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Re: Saavedra surname originates from the year 698

Posted: 1 Jul 2012 9:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Jul 2012 10:00AM GMT
Surnames: Saavedra
Hi, I'm a Saavedra from Bolivia. Many years ago I was in Israel where I researched whether our last name might have Jewish or Moorish roots. I was making the assumption based on the double a, which I thought is often found in Arabic and Hebrew. At the museum of the diaspora genealogical archives the closest we could find was Sabador, which the museum people assisting me were sure had NO interrelationship with Saavedra.
I also assumed that "saab" and "adr" might be words or parts of words in Moorish or Arabic, thinking the name might have traveled north from Northern Africa. I also believe the Sefardi Jews were widespread in moorish Spain, and associated one or the other with the origin of Saavedra.
I have abandoned these beliefs ever since I found out Saavedra originated from a place in Spain never occupied by the Moors.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
RichardSaaved... 22 Oct 2010 10:21AM GMT 
Brabol 2 Jul 2010 3:32AM GMT 
frankdiaznhp 11 Oct 2010 11:09AM GMT 
RichardSaaved... 10 Feb 2011 11:58AM GMT 
arvin_saavedr... 15 Mar 2012 10:14PM GMT 
1_vsaavedra 28 Apr 2012 6:15AM GMT 
arvin_saavedr... 5 Jun 2012 1:39PM GMT 
BoliviaBill 1 Jul 2012 3:48PM GMT 
arvin_saavedr... 4 Aug 2012 10:00PM GMT 
Frodriguez390... 27 Jul 2012 11:39AM GMT 
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