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Where did the Spanish Medoza family come from? What is the Spanish Medoza family crest and coat of arms? When did the Medoza family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Medoza family history?Noble surnames, such as Medoza, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Medoza, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Medoza family originally lived in the town named Medina. Medina was a common place-name in the Iberian Peninsula during the Muslim occupation because it was the Arabic word for town.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Medina, Medinilla and others.
First found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Medoza research. Another 390 words(28 lines of text) covering the year 1352 is included under the topic Early Medoza History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 36 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Medoza Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco de Medina, who voyaged to Mexico with Cortés, and became Governor of Chiapas in 1523. Also of note was Bartolomé Medina, a mineralogist from Seville who traveled to Mexico in 1554. Other early settlers of the New World include Hernando de Medina, who emigrated to Nicaragua in 1561.
The Medoza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Medoza 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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