Noble surnames, such as Arauz, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Arauz, 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 Arauz family originally lived beside a body of water.
Early Origins of the Arauz family
The surname Arauz was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Arauz family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arauz research.Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1252, 1498, 1551, 1678, 1646 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Arauz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arauz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Arroyo, de Arroyo, del Arroyo, Arroyos, Arroyal, de Arroyal, Arroyuelo, de Arroyuelo, Arroyuela and many more.
Early Notables of the Arauz family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Diego de Arroyo (1498-1551), Spanish artist who became court painter to King Carlos V, and was best known for his portraits and miniatures; Juan de Arroyo (died 1678), Spanish painter... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arauz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arauz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Arroyo, who sailed to America in 1512; Gonzalo del Arroyo sailed to America in 1513; Alonso de Arroyuelo sailed to America in 1514; Alonso de Arroyuela sailed to America in 1516.
Contemporary Notables of the name Arauz (post 1700)
- Félix Arauz (b. 1935), Ecuadorian multiple award winning painter including many national awards
- Jorge Arauz, American editor
- Oscar Mario Arauz Soleto (b. 1980), Bolivian football striker
- Hansell Arauz Ovares (b. 1989), Costa Rican football midfielder
- Randall Arauz, environmentalist from Costa Rica