Baeza History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Baeza was first used in Austria. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Baeza family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Baeza was an occupational name for a fine collector. Tracing the origin of the name further, we found the name Baeza was derived from the German word buoze, which means fine.

Early Origins of the Baeza family

The surname Baeza was first found in Austria, where the name Bez made a great early contribution to the feudal society of early of Europe. The name Bez became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as various groups sought to maximize their power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Baeza family

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Baeza Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Baeza include Bez, Bezz, Bezze, Beze, Bes, Bese, Baz, Baez, Bazz, Baezz, Bazze, Baezze, Baze, Baeze, Bas, Baes, Base, Baese, Bezer and many more.

Early Notables of the Baeza family (pre 1700)

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Baeza Ranking

In the United States, the name Baeza is the 5,466th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Baeza is ranked the 8,453rd most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [2]

United States Baeza migration to the United States +

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baeza or a variant listed above:

Baeza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alonso De Baeza, who arrived in America in 1813 [3]
  • Bartolome De Baeza, who landed in America in 1813 [3]
  • Luis De Baeza, who landed in America in 1813 [3]
  • De Baeza, who landed in America in 1819 [3]
  • Pedro De Baeza, who arrived in America in 1826 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Baeza (post 1700) +

  • Mario Baeza, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from New Jersey, 2004; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004
  • José Delicado Baeza (1927-2014), Spanish Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Valladolid (1975-2002)

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  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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