Diaz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Diaz 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 Diaz family

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

Important Dates for the Diaz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diaz research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1056 and 1233 are included under the topic Early Diaz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Diaz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Diaz 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 Diaz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Diaz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Diaz Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Luis Díaz, who immigrated to Cuba in 1561
  • Catalina Díaz, to Nicaragua in 1563
  • Alonso Díaz, to Florida in 1563
  • Bartolomé Díaz, to Peru in 1563
  • Ana Díaz, to Hispaniola in 1565
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Diaz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Andres Diaz, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1768 [1]
Diaz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria DelRosario Diaz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802 [1]
  • Jose Diaz, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Felix Diaz, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Rosa Diaz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804 [1]
  • Alonso Diaz, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Diaz (post 1700)

  • Alan Diaz (1947-2018), American reporter who won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography
  • Cameron Michelle Diaz (b. 1972), American four-time Golden Globe nominated, BAFTA nominated actress
  • Alyssa Diaz (b. 1987), American actress
  • Eddie Diaz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2008 [2]
  • Eddie Diaz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 8th District, 2002 [2]
  • David Diaz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988 [2]
  • Darma Diaz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004 [2]
  • Dani Diaz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 2004 [2]
  • Carlos Diaz, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2008 [2]
  • Antonio Diaz, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 20th District, 2012 [2]
  • ... (Another 45 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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