Diz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Diz 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 Diz family

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

Early History of the Diz family

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

Diz Spelling Variations

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

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


United States Diz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Diz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pedro Diz, aged 24, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1855 [1]
  • Antonio Diz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Diz (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Adolfo C Diz, Argentine economist
  • Dr. Marta Ana Diz, professor and literary critic
  • Diz Disley (1931-2010), Canadian jazz guitarist and graphic designer


  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)


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