From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished 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 Luzán is a nickname
type of surname for a person who was in good health and who had an exuberant personality. The name Luzán is derived Spanish word "lozano," which means "exuberant" or "vibrant."
Early Origins of the Luzán family
The surname Luzán was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Luzán family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Luzán research.Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1142, 1607 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Luzán History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Luzán family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name 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 Luzán Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Luzán family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Luzán Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Diego de Luzán, who sailed to Guatemala in 1538