The distinguished Spanish surname Herraez is a proud sign of a rich and ancient heritage. 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; the most common patronymic suffix being "ez." The Herraez name is derived from the Spanish elements "faro," meaning "journey" and "nano, " meaning "brave."
Early Origins of the Herraez family
The surname Herraez was first found in Castile
, where the name originated in Visigothic
times. Much of the popularity of this name and its cognates is due to King Ferdinand III of Castile
and Leon (1198-1252,) who, after leading much of the reconquest of Christian Spain
from the Moors
, was then canonized.
Early History of the Herraez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herraez research.Another 440 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1500 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Herraez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Herraez Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Herraez family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Asur Fernández, count of Monzon in the tenth century, and Diego Fernández, count of Saldaña and Carrion in the mid-eleventh century. Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba was Captain of the Spanish Infantry under Ferdinand and Isabella, and led his troops against the French in Italy... Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herraez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Herraez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Herraez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Telesforo Herraez, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1917