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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."

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

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


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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.

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Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dieguez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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


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  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. 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.

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