The mountainous borders of Spain
contain the origins of the prestigious surname Fañez. 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 Fañez family
The surname Faņez was first found in Castile
, preeminent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Fañez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fañez research.Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1094, 1236, 1248, 1257, 1644, 1712, 1700 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Fañez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fañez Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ibáñez, Ibañez, Ibánez, Ibanez, Ibán, Iban, Iváñez, Ivañez, Ivánez, Ivanez, Báñez, Bañez, Bánez, Banez, Fáñez, Fañez, Fánez, Fanez, Juan, Juanes, Juanas, Juano, Joanes, Juánez, Juanez, Yáñez, Yañez, Yánez and many more.
Early Notables of the Fañez family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Pedro Yáñez Espiga and Fernán Ibáñez Baticela, who received a grant of land in the Repartimiento de Córdoba after that city was retaken from the Muslims in 1236; Gonzalo Yáñez de Meneses, who fought in the reconquest of Seville in 1248; Gonzalo Yáñez, who... Another 114 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fañez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fañez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Martín Ibáñez de Vergara, who settled in America in 1528; Pedro Ibáñez de Mondragón, who settled in America in 1528; Martí.