Origins of Hispanic Surnames
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Origins of Hispanic last names fall into one of the following categories:
The suffix means "son of"
-es, -as, -is, or -os (Portuguese)
-ez, -az, -is, or -oz (Spanish)
Example: Diaz - son of Diego
Derived from a person’s job or status
Example: Molinero - Miller
Derived from a physical feature of the individual.
Example Garza - heron, probably a nickname for someone with long legs
Derived from nearby locations.
Example: Aguilar - haunt of eagles.
Castro - castle.
Some Common Hispanic Surnames in the U. S.:
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Q. What's the difference between a Coat of Arms & Family Crest?
A. A coat of arms technically refers to the cloth covering worn by knights over their armor to display their arms. Arms are the correct term used to describe what we call today a Coat of Arms or Family Crest, with a Crest being the charge (symbol) over the helmet, so both terms coat of arms and family crest are the same thing.
Q. Why is the Surname History Origin and Coat of Arms Origin different?
A. The history reflects certain information about the surname, but as people move around and names change Coats of Arms may be granted in different countries, but we may have other origins available (see question below).
Q. I want a different Coat of Arms origin than that displayed do you have any more origins for this surname?
A. Yes it is possible we would advise you order via our main website Family-crests.com
Q. I can't find my surname on your database, what should I do?
A. This database is not a complete listing for every surname we have a coat of arms for, if you contact us, we will do a search on your surname to see what we have available.
Q. I need to see the Coat of Arms before I order?
A. As we draw each coat of arms on a per customer basis, we are unable to send samples or display all our coats of arms on our database.
When searching for a coat of arms from countries other than England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, they are reffered to by different names, in
Germany: Wappen, Familienwappen, Blasonierung, Heraldik, Wappenschablonen
Netherlands: Wapen, Wapenschid, Heraldiek, Familiewapen
Sweden: Slaktvapen, Heraldik
Poland: Herby, Herb, Herbu, Herbarz
Spain: Heraldica de Apellidos, Escudo, Heraldaria
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