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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."

Luzán Early Origins



The surname Luzán was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Luzán Spelling Variations


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Luzán Spelling Variations



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.

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Luzán Early History


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Luzán Early History



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.

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Luzán Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Luzán Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Luzán Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Luzán Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Luzán 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.

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