The distinguished surname Diogo comes from Spain
, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
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 Diogo family
The surname Diogo was first found in Castile
, where the name originated in Visigothic
Early History of the Diogo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Diogo research.Another 442 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1056 and 1233 are included under the topic Early Diogo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Diogo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Díaz, Diaz, Didaz, Díez, Diez, Diz and many more.
Early Notables of the Diogo 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 Diogo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Diogo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernal Díaz del Castillo traveled to Cuba, then accompanied Hernán Cortés to Mexico; he wrote the famous "True History of the Discovery of New Spain.".
Contemporary Notables of the name Diogo (post 1700)
- Virginia Diogo, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html