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Noble surnames, such as Aia, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Aia, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Aia family originally derived its name from the name of the province of Ayala in Vascongadas.

Aia Early Origins



The surname Aia was first found in the Basque region of north central Spain.

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Aia Spelling Variations


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Aia Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ayala, Ayalla, Aya and others.

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Aia Early History


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Aia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aia research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1353, 1332, 1407, 1332, 1407, 1555 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Aia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aia Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Don Pero (Pedro) López de Ayala (1332-1407), a Castilian statesman, historian, poet, chronicler, chancellor, and courtier, remembered for his satirical and didactic Libro Rimado de Palacio; were sixteenth century Navarrese nobleman Juan de Ayala; Matías de Ayala, made a Knight of the Order of St...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aia 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 or some of its variants were: Diego de Ayala, who emigrated to America in 1510; Pedro, in 1512; Alonso, in 1513; Pedro, to Peru in 1534; Isabel, to Peru in 1560; Juana, to New Spain in 1576.

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    Other References

    1. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    2. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    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. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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