emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Guerra family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which
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.
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.
, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
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