Show ContentsDe la paz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The word "paz" comes from the Latin "pax," meaning "peace." As a surname, De la paz was often "assumed," and in some cases it comes from the religious title "María de la Paz" (The Virgin Mary). Alternatively, this surname may be of toponymic origin, derived from one of the hamlets and villages so named in the provinces of Lugo, Córdoba and Granada.

Early Origins of the De la paz family

The surname De la paz was first found in Galicia.

Early History of the De la paz family

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De la paz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Paz, Delapaz, De La Paz, La Paz, DePaz and others.

Early Notables of the De la paz family (pre 1700)

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De la paz Ranking

In the United States, the name De la paz is the 5,999th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States De la paz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De la paz Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Francisca DeLaPaz, who arrived in Peru in 1559
De la paz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal DeLaPaz, who arrived in Veragua in 1835 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name De la paz (post 1700) +

  • Damon DeLaPaz (b. 1974), American drummer and songwriter


  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  2. 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)


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