Noble surnames, such as Barboza, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Barboza, 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 Barboza family lived in the region of Barbarius, in the province of Tarragona.
Early Origins of the Barboza family
The surname Barboza was first found in Castile
, prominent among the medieval Christian kingdoms of Spain.
Early History of the Barboza family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barboza research.Another 406 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1127, 1394, 1529, 1539, 1590, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Barboza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barboza Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Barba, Barbo, Barbado, Barbada, de Barbada, Barbachano, Barbadillo, Barbón, Barbon, Barbosa, Barboso, Barbero, Barbera, Barberán, Barberan, Barbería, Barberia, Barbasán and many more.
Early Notables of the Barboza family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were thirteenth century Castilian landowner Pelayo Barbero; Martín de Barbada, knight of the Reconquest, who died in 1394 during an unsuccessful attempt to capture Granada; Lope de Barba Figueroa, made a Knight of St. John... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barboza Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barboza family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pedro Barba, who became Lieutenant Governor of Havana, and later accompanied Hernán Cortés to Mexico. Other early migrants to the New World included Alonso Barboso, who sailed to America in 1512.
Contemporary Notables of the name Barboza (post 1700)
- Anthony Barboza (b. 1944), African-American photographer, historian, artist and writer
- Cynthia Jane Barboza (b. 1987), American volleyball player, member of the Untied States National Team (2003-)
- Luis René Barboza Quiróz (b. 1993), Bolivian footballer
- Don José de Barboza (1700-1781), Spanish officer who died from a gunshot at the Great Siege of Gibraltar, he refused aid by the British Governor of Gibraltar, immortalized in John Trumbull's painting, The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789
- Agustín Pío Barboza (1913-1998), Paraguayan singer and composer
- Jessica Cristina Barboza Schmidt (b. 1987), Venezuelan pageant titleholder, Miss Earth Venezuela 2009 and Miss Venezuela International 2010
- Edson Mendes Barboza Jr. (b. 1986), Brazilian professional lightweight mixed martial artist