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The prestigious surname Saenz originated in Spain. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic 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. The name Saenz is derived from the extremely popular medieval given name Sancho. This given name was originally derived from the Latin name Sanctius, a derivative of "sanctus." The name owes its popularity to the fact that it was borne by a 9th century martyr of Cordova.

Saenz Early Origins



The surname Saenz was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Saenz Spelling Variations


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Saenz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sánchez, Sanchez, Sans, Sanx, Sanz, Sainz, Sáenz, Saenz, Saiz, Sáez, Saez, Sánguez, Sanguez, Sánchiz and many more.

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Saenz Early History


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Saenz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saenz research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1019, 1370, 1550, and 1610 are included under the topic Early Saenz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saenz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saenz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Galin Sanchiz, an Aragonese nobleman of the late twelfth century; Antonio Sánchez Muñoz, thirteenth century Bishop of Albarracín; Fernán Sánchez de Valladolid, Counsellor to King Alfonso XI; Fernán Sánchez de Tovar, Admiral of the Castilian fleet in the 1370s; Juan Sánchez Manuel, Count of...

Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saenz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Saenz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Tomas Saenz, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1869
  • Rafael Saenz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1876
  • Juan Saenz, who arrived in Peru in 1892
  • Alberta J. Saenz, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Alex Saenz, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Saenz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Camilo Saenz, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Frank Saenz, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Enrique Saenz, aged 12, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Eugenio Saenz, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Amandeo Saenz, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Havana, Cuba, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Saenz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Saenz (post 1700)



  • Gabino Sáenz (b. 1989), undefeated Mexican American professional boxer
  • Benjamin Alire Sáenz (b. 1954), award-winning American poet, novelist and writer of children's books
  • Christopher Andrew Sáenz (b. 1981), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Edwin Matthew Saenz (1923-1971), American football running back
  • Dalmiro Antonio Sáenz (1926-2016), Argentinian writer and playwright
  • Manuel Antonio Blas Sáenz, the 18th President (then called Supreme Director) of Nicaragua
  • Raúl Alfonso Sáenz (1910-1982), Mexican business man
  • Pedro Rubiano Sáenz (b. 1932), Cardinal and Roman Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Bogotá in the Roman Catholic Church
  • Antonio Sáenz (1780-1825), Argentine statesman, educator and cleric
  • Jaime Sáenz (1921-1986), Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    The Saenz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saenz 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 14 September 2016 at 10:15.

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