The distinguished surname Areas is a Sephardic Jewish name, that is, one that originates in the Iberian Peninsula (
and Portugal). This surname is thought to be derived from the one of personal names Ares, Aria or Arius which were used in the "Romance" countries. Spanish
names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Areas research.Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1097 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Areas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Arias, Arianiz, Areas, Ares, Ariz, Aris and others.
Prominent among members of the family were Pedro Arias, thirteenth century Castilian nobleman; Benito Arias Montano, sixteenth century Spanish scholar and translator; Juan Arias de Loyola, sixteenth century... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Areas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.