The distinguished surname Arizmendi comes from Spain
, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
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
between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries.
Early Origins of the Arizmendi family
The surname Arizmendi was first found in Galicia
, where the descendants of the Celts
and the Swabians were established.
Early History of the Arizmendi family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arizmendi research.Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1097 and 1611 are included under the topic Early Arizmendi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Arizmendi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Arias, Arianiz, Areas, Ares, Ariz, Aris and others.
Early Notables of the Arizmendi 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 Arizmendi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Arizmendi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arizmendi Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Clemente Arizmendi, aged 43, who arrived in America from Marguina, Spain, in 1907
- Rufino Arizmendi, aged 21, who arrived in America from Malavia, Spain, in 1908
- Aniceto Arizmendi, aged 22, who arrived in America from Elgueta, Quiopazcoa, in 1911
- Louis Francois Arizmendi, aged 29, who arrived in America from Bordeaux, France, in 1919
- Simon Arizmendi, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Arizmendi (post 1700)
- Yareli Arizmendi, Cuban-American actress, writer, and director
- Angel Javier Arizmendi de Lucas (b. 1984), Spanish professional footballer
- Bishop Juan Alejo de Arizmendi (1760-1814), the first Puerto Rican to be consecrated Bishop
- Alberto "Baby" Arizmendi (1914-1963), Mexican professional boxer and featherweight world title holder