Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Lizano 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 Lizano is a nickname type of surname for a person who was in good health and who had an exuberant personality. The name Lizano is derived Spanish word "lozano," which means "exuberant" or "vibrant."
Early Origins of the Lizano family
Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Lizano family
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Lizano Spelling Variations
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 Lizano family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lizano family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Sebastián Lozano, who voyaged to America in 1540. He was the first European to navigate the Magdalena River in Colombia, and he brought much plant and cattle stock to the New World from Spain. Other early migrants to the New World were Mateo Lozano, who sailed to America in 1512.
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