From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished De luzán family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames
were adopted in Spain
is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name De luzán is a nickname
type of surname for a person who was in good health and who had an exuberant personality. The name De luzán is derived Spanish word "lozano," which means "exuberant" or "vibrant."
Early Origins of the De luzán family
The surname De luzán was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the De luzán family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De luzán research.Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1142, 1607 and 1677 are included under the topic Early De luzán History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
De luzán Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lozano, de Lozano, Lozana, Loza, Luzán, de Luzán, Luzan, de Luzan, Luxán, de Luxán, Luxan and many more.
Early Notables of the De luzán family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name De luzán were sixteenth century Spanish military officer Domingo Lozano; seventeenth century Spanish poet Cristóbal Lozano; Francisco Ruiz Lozano (1607-1677), a Peruvian soldier, astronomer, mathematician and educator; eighteenth century Spanish historian and ethnographer... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De luzán Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the De luzán family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Sebastián Lozano, who voyaged to America in 1540. He was the first European to navigate the Magdalena River in Colombia, and he brought much plant and cattle stock to the New World from Spain
. Other early migrants to the New World were Mateo Lozano, who sailed to America in 1512.