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Re: Salazar Family Crest/Emblem
Posted by: juan antonio romero-salazar Date: November 14, 2001 at 05:40:38
In Reply to: Re: Salazar Family Crest/Emblem by Brenda Beggs-Salazar of 870

Hi Brenda, it is always nice to hear about other branches of the family all over the world.
Iīm afraid it is a bit difficult to know exactly where Bartolo Salazar came from; Salazar is not very common at all, but it is far from being unknown.
Nevertheless, you said that the family spoke "High castillian" and that helps us to narrow our investigation. The origins of the family are in Navarra, in Spain, but just in the frontier with France, and there people speak basque, not castillian... so we can say that Bartolo came from the castillian branch of the family (like my own Salazar relatives, only that they came back again to the Basque Country). Even more, only people from Castilla itself would have said they spoke "high castillian"... other dialects in Spain are quite different.
So, we can say he was probably from Castilla... But where from Castilla? This region is quite large...
There is, even nowadays, a very important branch of the family in northern Burgos (that is one of the provinces that are in Castilla). The Dukes of Frias (a city in Burgos with an impressive castle and a beautiful roman castle) were related too to the noblemen of the Salazar family of Vizcaya (another province in Spain, this in the Basque Country where I live). It is one of the most important branches.
So, I think we have a fair probability of Bartolo being from Frias or, at least, from Burgos in Castilla. I have found the web page of Frias at:
It is only in spanish, but I think it can be worth visiting.
So, thatīs all I can do. I hope it can be helpful. Forgive my bad english. Had you any doubt, please, donīt hesitate to write again to this address (my job).
Truly yours,

Juan Antonio Romero Salazar

Legebiltzarreko Lehendakariaren Europako Gaietarako Aholkularia
Asesor para Asuntos Europeos del Presidente del Parlamento Vasco
Basque Parliament's President's Adviser on European Policy


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