Juan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Juan. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain 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.
Early Origins of the Juan family
The surname Juan was first found in Castile, preeminent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Juan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Juan research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1094, 1236, 1248, 1257, 1644, 1712, 1700 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Juan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Juan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ibáñez, Ibañez, Ibánez, Ibanez, Ibán, Iban, Iváñez, Ivañez, Ivánez, Ivanez, Báñez, Bañez, Bánez, Banez, Fáñez, Fañez, Fánez, Fanez, Juan, Juanes, Juanas, Juano, Joanes, Juánez, Juanez, Yáñez, Yañez, Yánez and many more.
Early Notables of the Juan family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Pedro Yáñez Espiga and Fernán Ibáñez Baticela, who received a grant of land in the Repartimiento de Córdoba after that city was retaken from the Muslims in 1236; Gonzalo Yáñez de Meneses, who fought in the reconquest of Seville in 1248; Gonzalo Yáñez, who received a gift of land from King Alfonso X in 1257; Rodrigo Yáñez, author of the fourteenth century Leonese "Poem of Alfonso XI"; fifteenth century nobleman Alonso Yáñez Fajardo; Domingo Báñez, sixteenth...
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Juan migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Juan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Obsedel Juan, aged 33, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1826 
- Pedro Juan, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827 
- Gabriel Juan, who landed in America in 1828 
- Silvestres Juan, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 
- Thomas Juan, aged 38, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Juan (post 1700) +
- Joel San Juan, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1987
- Albert Juan Aguayo OC FRSC (b. 1934), Argentine-born, Canadian neurologist at McGill University
- Pedro Juan Feliciano (b. 1976), Puerto Rican Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher
- Stephen Juan Ortego (b. 1984), American politician, Louisiana State Representative (2012-)
- Otto Juan Reich (b. 1945), Cuban-born, American former senior official in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush
- Father Juan Crespí (1721-1782), Spanish missionary and explorer
- José Juan Luque (b. 1977), Spanish footballer
- José Juan Arredondo (b. 1984), Dominican Republic Major League Baseball relief pitcher
- Don Juan Futrell (b. 1974), American boxer
- Pidal Juan Menéndez (1861-1915), Spanish archivist, jurisconsult, historian, and poet
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)