From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Lizana 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 Lizana is a nickname
type of surname for a person who was in good health and who had an exuberant personality. The name Lizana is derived Spanish word "lozano," which means "exuberant" or "vibrant."
Early Origins of the Lizana family
The surname Lizana was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Lizana family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lizana research.Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1142, 1607 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Lizana History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lizana 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.
Early Notables of the Lizana family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Lizana 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 Lizana Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lizana family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Lizana Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Juan Lizana, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Lizana (post 1700)
- Francisco Javier de Lizana y Beaumont (1750-1811), Bishop of Mexico, Viceroy of New Spain (1809 to 1810)
- Anita Lizana de Ellis (1915-1994), Chiliean World Number 1 tennis player