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Noble surnames, such as Ayala, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Ayala, 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 Ayala family originally derived its name from the name of the province of Ayala in Vascongadas.

Ayala Early Origins



The surname Ayala was first found in the Basque region of north central Spain.

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Ayala Spelling Variations


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Ayala Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ayala, Ayalla, Aya and others.

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Ayala Early History


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Ayala Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ayala research. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1353, 1332, 1407, 1332, 1407, 1555 and 1837 are included under the topic Early Ayala History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ayala Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ayala Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Don Pero (Pedro) López de Ayala (1332-1407), a Castilian statesman, historian, poet, chronicler, chancellor, and courtier, remembered for his satirical and didactic Libro Rimado de Palacio; were sixteenth century Navarrese nobleman Juan de Ayala; Matías de Ayala, made a Knight of the Order of St...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ayala Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ayala Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Diego de Ayala, who emigrated to America in 1510
  • Pedro de Ayala, came to America in 1512
  • Alonso de Ayala, came to America in 1513
  • Pedro de Ayala, went to Peru in 1534
  • Isabel de Ayala, went to Peru in 1560
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ayala Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Captain Juan de Ayala y Escobar of Cordoba became Governor and Captain-General of Florida in the 1670s. He eventually settled in Cuba and established a distinguished branch of the family in Havana

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ayala (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ayala (post 1700)



  • Marco Rizo Ayala (1920-1998), Cuban-born pianist, composer, and arranger, best known as the pianist, arranger and orchestrator for the American television sitcom I Love Lucy
  • Sonia Ayala, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004, 2008
  • Sal Ayala, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012
  • Phillip Ayala, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • Kay Ayala, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Pleasanton, California, 2004
  • Juan Ayala, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Antonio Ayala Jr. (1963-2015), American light middleweight boxer who compiled a record of 22 wins and no losses, with 19 knockouts
  • Arthur Angel Ayala, American photographer
  • Francisco José Ayala (b. 1934), American professor of genetics, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Juan Contreras y López de Ayala, Spanish art historian and poet, Marquis of Lozoya
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ayala Historic Events


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Ayala Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Julian de Ayala, Cuban 1st Class Passenger from Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    8. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    9. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    11. ...

    The Ayala Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ayala Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 June 2016 at 08:23.

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