Areas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Areas comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. This surname is thought to be derived from the one of personal names Ares, Aria or Arius which were used in the "Romance" countries. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez". The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin, from when the Visigoths held Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries.

Early Origins of the Areas family

The surname Areas was first found in Galicia, where the descendants of the Celts and the Swabians were established.

Early History of the Areas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Areas research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1097 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Areas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Areas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Arias, Arianiz, Areas, Ares, Ariz, Aris and others.

Early Notables of the Areas family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Pedro Arias, thirteenth century Castilian nobleman; Benito Arias Montano, sixteenth century Spanish scholar and translator; Juan Arias de Loyola, sixteenth century...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Areas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Areas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Areas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuela Areas, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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