Sanz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The prestigious surname Sanz 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 Sanz 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.

Early Origins of the Sanz family

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

Important Dates for the Sanz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sanz research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1019, 1370, 1550, and 1610 are included under the topic Early Sanz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sanz 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.

Early Notables of the Sanz family (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 Carrion in the reign of King Henry III; Ferrán Sánchez Calavera, fifteenth century poet...
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sanz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sanz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sanz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego Sanz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802 [1]
  • Mari Sanz, who landed in New Spain in 1835 [1]
  • Juan Sanz, who landed in New Spain in 1836 [1]
  • Felix Sanz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1841 [1]
  • Tomas Sanz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1844 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sanz (post 1700)

  • Benito Floro Sanz (b. 1952), Spanish football manager
  • Fernand Sanz, French Olympian who won a silver medal for cycling at the 1900 games
  • Félix Sanz Roldan (b. 1945), Secretary of State-Director of the National Intelligence Centre, Spain

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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