Subject: Re: Higuera
Author: Profe Esteban   (Authenticated as Profe Esteban)
Date: March 13, 2007 at 3:03 PM
Reply to: Higuera by soal159

It´s a Spanish surname. It comes from latin "ficus: fig" (the fruit). Then figuera> (the "f" turned into "h" in many spanish words) was higuera (fig tree). Probably, because of a spanish family who had many "fig trees" in her plantation or they trade with figs. The word "ficus" has the same origin that "ficatus: liver", because the ficus shape is similar to the human liver. Hope it helps.

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  • Higuera - soal159  Mar 12 2007, 7:01 PM
    • Re: Higuera - Profe Esteban  Mar 13 2007, 3:03 PM