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The distinguished surname Diogo 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."

Diogo Early Origins



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

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Diogo Spelling Variations


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Diogo Spelling Variations



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

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Diogo Early History


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Diogo Early History



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.

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Diogo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Diogo 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 Diogo 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 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." Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Luis, who emigrated to Cuba in 1561.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Diogo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Diogo (post 1700)



  • Virginia Diogo, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988

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Diogo Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Diogo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Diogo 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 11 December 2015 at 14:48.

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