Notable peoples of diasporic Basque descent
- Simón Bolívar, 2nd President of Venezuela
- John Sevier, 1st Governor of Tennessee
- Che Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist.
- Ted Williams, American professional baseball player and manager.
- Jedediah Smith, American explorer of the Rocky Mountains, the American West Coast and the Southwest during the nineteenth century.
- Michel Bastarache, Canadian settler, noted for his role in the expulsion of the Acadians.
- Paul Mayeda Berges, American screenwriter and director.
- Franchot Tone, American stage, film, and television actor.