Dias History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Dias family

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

Early History of the Dias family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dias research. Another 139 words (10 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.

Dias Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dias family (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.


United States Dias migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Dias Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fernando Dias, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Fco Dias, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • A C Dias, aged 45, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • G Dias, aged 5, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • R Dias, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Dias migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Dias Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Dias, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849 [2]
  • Nathan Dias, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dias (post 1700) +

  • Manuel Dias, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952 [3]
  • Mabel C. Dias, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 [3]
  • John T. Dias, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1964 [3]
  • Ana Dias, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii, 2004 [3]
  • Ivan Dias (1936-2017), Indian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Henrique Dinis Oliveira Dias (b. 1990), known as Dinis, a Portuguese footballer
  • José Simoes Dias, poet and professor in Portugal
  • Arnaldo Dias Baptista (b. 1948), Brazilian rock musician and composer
  • Alex Dias Ribeiro (b. 1948), former racing driver from Brazil
  • José Dias Coelho (1923-1961), Portuguese painter and sculptor


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) "MADAWASKA" 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Madawaska.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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