A Spanish surname, Zamora come from the Arabic term ’azimuth’ which means wild olive grove. The spelling variations for Zamora include Zamor, Samora, Zamorrann, Zamore, Zanora and Zamaura. In England the primarily location for most with the Zamora surname is in the city of London. The original Zamora families lived in northwest Spain. Many who had settled in Spain were of Jewish ancestry. Over the years many resettled into the countries of Peru, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Argentina, Costa Rica and Mexico. Within the United States the original Zamora families settled in Louisiana. They later established home in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Washington and California. Famous: Jesus Jimenez Zamora (President of Costa Rica), Tye Zamora (musician), Robert “Bobby” Zamora (footballer from England), Alejandro Zamora (Spanish soccer player), Jose Ruben Zamora (journalist from Guatemala), Angelina Zamora (fashion model), Camille Zamora (opera singer) and Lonnie Zamora (witness to a 1964 UFO sighting in New Mexico).