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Where did the Spanish Dieguez family come from? What is the Spanish Dieguez family crest and coat of arms? When did the Dieguez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Dieguez family history?

The distinguished surname Dieguez comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Díaz, Diaz, Didaz, Díez, Diez, Diz, Diago and others.

First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dieguez research. Another 442 words(32 lines of text) covering the years 1056 and 1233 are included under the topic Early Dieguez History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 85 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dieguez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dieguez Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Cayetano Dieguez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Santiago Dieguez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1845
  • Angel Dieguez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1854
  • Domingo Dieguez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860

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  • Ramón Encinas Diéguez (b. 1918), local governor in Spain
  • Juan Diéguez Olaverri (1813-1866), Guatemalan writer


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  1. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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The Dieguez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dieguez Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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