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The distinguished surname Dias comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez."

Dias Early Origins



The surname Dias was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Dias Spelling Variations


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Dias Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Díaz, Diaz, Didaz, Díez, Diez, Diz, Diago and others.

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Dias Early History


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Dias Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dias research. Another 442 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1056 and 1233 are included under the topic Early Dias History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dias Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dias Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Gonzalo Didaz, son of a Castilian count, whose name appears in a document dated 921; Asur Díaz, Count of Saldaña in 1056; Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, "El Cid", the legendary hero of the Reconquest; Lope Díaz...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dias 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 were:

Dias Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lewis Dias, who landed in Barbados in 1680

Dias Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fernando Dias, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Fco Dias, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • A C Dias, aged 45, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • G Dias, aged 5, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • R Dias, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Dias Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Dias arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849
  • Nathan Dias arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dias (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dias (post 1700)



  • Manuel Dias, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952
  • Mabel C. Dias, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948
  • John T. Dias, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1964
  • Ana Dias, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 2004
  • Henrique Dinis Oliveira Dias (b. 1990), known as Dinis, a Portuguese footballer
  • José Simoes Dias, poet and professor in Portugal

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
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    The Dias Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dias Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 January 2017 at 19:06.

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