The prestigious surname Gamiz originated in Spain
, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years. 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. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths
, who ruled Spain
between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.
Early Origins of the Gamiz family
The surname Gamiz was first found in Castile
, where the name originated in Visigothic
Early History of the Gamiz family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gamiz research.Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1680, 1580 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Gamiz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gamiz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gómez, Gomez, Gómiz, Gomiz, Gomeza, Cómiz, Comiz, Gumiz, Gúmez, Gumez, Gumaz, Gomiziz, Comaziz, Gámiz, Gamiz, Gámez and many more.
Early Notables of the Gamiz family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family Munio and García Gómez, 10th century counts of Castile; Juan de Alfaro y Gamez (1643-1680), Spanish Baroque painter; García Gómez, 15th century writer; Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Villegas (1580-1645), better known as... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gamiz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Gamiz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gonzalo, who emigrated to Guatemala in 1560; Pedro, to Mexico in 1561; Catalina, to Nicaragua in 1561; Beatriz, to Peru in 1562; Martín, to Peru in 1563.