The surname Almanzan is the name of a noble family whose roots are Spanish, but has been greatly influenced by the Moorish
of the region during the early Middle Ages. The word "almanza" comes from the Arabic words "al-mansa" meaning "the house."
The surname Almanzan was first found in the judicial district of Sahagún, province of León. The surname Almanzan was taken from a village of the same name. Its progenitor was Don Lope Díaz de Cinfontes, who took the name "Almanza" for possessing the Lordship of this village. Don Lope was also the Master Guard of the King and is laid to rest in the Grand Chapel of Sotnobal. Over his sepulcher is written the following epitaph: "Here lies Lope Diaz de Cinfontes, Lord of Almanza; God have mercy on his soul..."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Almanzan research.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1393 and 1533 are included under the topic Early Almanzan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Don Martín Enríquez de Almanza (died 1583)... Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Almanzan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco Almanza who emigrated to Peru in 1555; Gregorio De Almansa who sailed to Cuba in 1565; Brianda de Almansa who arrived in New Spain
in 1571; and Juan de Almanza who settled in Peru in 1584. Later settlers included Juan Almansa who emigrated to Puerto Rico in 1838..