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The distinguished Spanish surname Iglesias is derived from the place name Iglesias, located in the province of Burgos (Castilla la Vieja). As a locative surname, Iglesias signifies "one who dwelled at or near the church." The place name further derives from the Latin "ecclesia," and ultimately from the Greek word "ekklesia," meaning "an assembly or gathering."
The surname Iglesias was first found in the province of Burgos in the ancient kingdom of Castile.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Eglesias, Iglesia, Yglesias and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Iglesias research. Another 365 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1748 and 1791 are included under the topic Early Iglesias History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Iglesias Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Iglesias Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Iglesias Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Iglesias 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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