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

Ayo Early Origins



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

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Ayo Early History


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Ayo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ayo 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 Ayo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ayo Spelling Variations


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Ayo Spelling Variations



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

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Ayo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ayo 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 Ayo 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 or some of its variants were: Diego de Ayala, who emigrated to America in 1510; Pedro, in 1512; Alonso, in 1513; Pedro, to Peru in 1534; Isabel, to Peru in 1560; Juana, to New Spain in 1576.

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