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.
Early Origins of the Aia family
The surname Aia was first found in the Basque
region of north central Spain.
Early History of the Aia family
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.
Aia Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Aia family (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.
Migration of the Aia family to the New World and Oceana
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