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

The Suarez surname comes from the Latin word "suerius," which suggests that the name was occupational, for a swine herder.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Suárez, Suarez, Suérez, Suerez, Suero, Sueiro and many more.

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


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Suarez research. Another 415 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 120 and 1208 are included under the topic Early Suarez History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 65 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Suarez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Inés Suárez, a noblewoman who accompanied Valdivia to Chile, and who served as Governor in his stead on several occasions
  • Gonzalo Suárez Rondón, who voyaged to America in 1535 and became a high official of Nueva Granada
  • Illán Suárez de Carvajal, a civil administrator in Peru in the 1540s
  • Alvaro Suárez, who emigrated to Colombia in 1561
  • Francisco Suárez, settled in Mexico in 1562

Suarez Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Miguel Maria Suarez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1796

Suarez Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Pablo Suarez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Jose Suarez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Pedro Suarez, who landed in America in 1811
  • Catalina Suarez, who landed in America in 1811
  • Mendo Suarez, who landed in America in 1812


  • Gonzalo Suarez (b. 1934), Spanish writer, screenwriter and film director
  • Antonio Suarez, Spanish professional road-racing cyclist
  • Ken Suarez, professional baseball player
  • Adolfo Suárez (b. 1932), Duke of Suárez, former Prime Minister of Spain
  • Cecilia Suarez (b. 1971), Mexican actress


  • The Suarez Family, 1798-1980 by Dicy Villar Bowman.

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  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  11. ...

The Suarez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Suarez 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.

This page was last modified on 20 October 2014 at 11:43.

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