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The distinguished surname Dieguez 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."

Dieguez Early Origins



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

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Dieguez Spelling Variations


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Dieguez Spelling Variations



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

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Dieguez Early History


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Dieguez Early History



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

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Dieguez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dieguez 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 Dieguez 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:

Dieguez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cayetano Dieguez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Santiago Dieguez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1845
  • Angel Dieguez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1854
  • Domingo Dieguez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dieguez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dieguez (post 1700)



  • Juan Diéguez Olaverri (1813-1866), Guatemalan writer
  • Ramón Encinas Diéguez (b. 1918), local governor in Spain

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Dieguez Family Crest Products


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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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
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    The Dieguez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dieguez 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 19 May 2011 at 14:45.

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