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Where did the Spanish Roiz family come from? What is the Spanish Roiz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Roiz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Roiz family history?The prestigious surname Roiz originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years. The name is patronymic in origin, deriving from the name of the father of the initial bearer, and its roots can be traced back to the Visigoths, the Germanic tribe who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. Roiz is derived from the Germanic personal name "Hrodric," which is composed of the elements "hrod," meaning "renown," and "ric," meaning "power." Thus, the name Roiz combines this personal name with the patronymic suffix "-ez," and refers to "a famous ruler."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rodríguez, Rodriguez, Rhodriquez, Rhodriguez, Rodriz, Rodríguiz, Rodriguiz, Rodrigo, Roderiz, Ruderiz, Roiz and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Roiz research. Another 456 words(33 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1199, 1228, 1300, 1380, 1410, 1440, and 1581 are included under the topic Early Roiz History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 155 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roiz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Ruiz Galán, who journeyed to Argentina with Pedro de Mendoza in 1536. Also of note was Garci Rodríguez de Vergara, who accompanied Alvar Núñez to Paraguay in 1542. His brother Pedro remained in Spain as confessor to King Philip II. Juan Rodríguez Serrano voyaged with Magellan as far as the Philippines, and commanded the fleet after Magellan's death in 1521. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Vicente, who emigrated to Peru in 1560.
The Roiz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Roiz 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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