Show ContentsAlaniz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Spanish surname Alaniz is derived from the place name where the initial bearer lived or held land. The place name "Alaniz" is derived from the Germanic name "Allen" and the patronymic suffix "-is," denoting "son or descendant." Therefore, the family surname Alaniz has its origins as the "son or descendant of Allen."

Early Origins of the Alaniz family

The surname Alaniz was first found in the region near the city of Leon. However, the surname Alaniz also has roots in the Southern region of Andalucia in Sevilla. This branch of the family surname Alaniz was identified as being from the small town bearing the same name.

Early History of the Alaniz family

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Alaniz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Alanis, Alaniz, Alaiz and others.

Early Notables of the Alaniz family (pre 1700)

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Alaniz Ranking

In the United States, the name Alaniz is the 2,333rd most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]

United States Alaniz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Alaniz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mercedes Alaniz, aged 20, who settled in America from Mexico, in 1904
  • Andres Alaniz, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico, Mexico, in 1908
  • Pedro Alaniz, aged 47, who landed in America from Valencia, Spain, in 1914
  • Monaco Alaniz, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Alaniz (post 1700) +

  • Adrian Alaniz (b. 1984), American professional baseball player, right-handed pitching prospect for the Washington Nationals
  • Adam Alaniz, award-winning American artist [2]
  • John Alaniz, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 55th District, 2012 [3]
  • Ricardo Alaníz Posada (b. 1937), Mexican businessman and politician
  • Americo Alaniz (b. 1919), known as Rico Alaniz, Mexican former actor in film and television, best known for his role of the Cheyenne informer "Mr. Cousin" in The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955-1959)
  • Maximiliano Manuel Alaníz Moreno (b. 1990), Argentine footballer

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  2. Adam Alaniz. (Retrieved 2011, July 14) Adam Alaniz. Retrieved from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from on Facebook