Show ContentsArauz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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Arauz Spelling Variations

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

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...
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Migration of the Arauz family

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 (1935-2024), Ecuadorian multiple award winning painter including many national awards
  • Jorge Arauz, American editor
  • José María Araúz de Robles Estremera (1898-1977), Spanish politician, businessman and bull breeder
  • Vanessa Arauz León (b. 1989), Ecuadorian football manager
  • Reina Cristina Torres de Araúz (1932-1982), née Torres Pérez, a prominent Panamanian anthropologist, ethnographer and professor
  • Marcelo Araúz Lavadenz (b. 1934), Bolivian festival director, culture promoter, choir leader, and music educator
  • Jonathan Aldair Araúz (b. 1998), Panamanian professional baseball shortstop and second baseman
  • María Gardenia Arauz Menacho (b. 1972), Bolivian politician and trade unionist
  • Blanca Stella Aráuz Pineda (1909-1933), first National Heroine of Nicaragua, she was noted as a Telegraphist
  • Oscar Mario Arauz Soleto (b. 1980), Bolivian football striker
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