Aymerich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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. Similar to many Spanish patronymic names, the distinguished surname Aymerich is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. Checking further we found the name was derived from the medieval given name Manrique, which is composed of the Germanic elements mann, which means man and ric, which means power. Thus, the name Aymerich was given to a man of great strength and power.
Early Origins of the Aymerich family
The surname Aymerich was first found in Old Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times. As a given name, one of the first records was Manrique Pérez de Lara (died 1164) who was regent of the Kingdom of Castile from 1158 until his death. Descending from the House of Lara, he served as one of the most important generals serving three monarchs: Alfonso VII (1126-1257), Sancho III (1157-115) and Alfonso VIII (1158-1214.)
Early History of the Aymerich family
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Aymerich Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Manrique, Manrico, Malrico, Almerique, Iambic and many more.
Early Notables of the Aymerich family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Gómez Manrique (c. 1412-1490) and his nephew Jorge Manrique (1440-1479), both important poets of the fifteenth century; sixteenth century soldier and cleric Francisco Manrique de Lara; Alonso Manrique de Zúñiga, Viceroy of Mexico 1585-1590 and first Duke of Villamanrique; Angel Manrique, professor of moral philosophy at the University of Salamanca in the seventeenth century; seventeenth century noblewoman Ana María Manrique, daughter of the Marquis of Charela and...
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Migration of the Aymerich family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrés Manrique, who sailed to America in 1528; Juan Manrique sailed to Hispaniola in 1567; Leonardo Manrique sailed to Hispaniola in 1538; Melchor Manrique sailed to Peru in 1534.
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