Ayuso History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Ayuso, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Ayuso, 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 Ayuso family originally derived its name from the name of the province of Ayala in Vascongadas.
Early Origins of the Ayuso family
The surname Ayuso was first found in the Basque region of north central Spain.
Important Dates for the Ayuso family
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Ayuso Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ayala, Ayalla, Aya and others.
Early Notables of the Ayuso family (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. John in 1555; seventeenth...
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Migration of the Ayuso family
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Ayuso (post 1700)
- Manuel Sánchez Ayuso (1941-1982), Spanish economist and politician
- Joaquín Ayuso García (b. 1955), Spanish Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Ferrovial
- Elías "Larry" Ayuso (b. 1977), Puerto Rican professional basketball player
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