Lopez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Lopez. 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. The name Lopez is composed of two elements: the given name Lope, which is itself derived from the Latin word "lopus," which means "wolf," and the Spanish patronymic suffix "-ez."

Early Origins of the Lopez family

The surname Lopez was first found in Old Castile in the heart of Spain, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

Important Dates for the Lopez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lopez research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1236, 1033, 1180, 1186, 1214, 1215, 1232, 1332, 1407, 1363, 1412, 1398, 1458, 1455, 1501, 1555 and 1617 are included under the topic Early Lopez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lopez Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: López, Lopez, Lope, Lobo, Lobato, Lóbez and many more.

Early Notables of the Lopez family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Iñigo López, Count of Vizcaya in 1033, García López de Piscina, a nobleman of La Rioja in 1180, Diego López "el Bueno", a city official in Toledo in 1186, Diego López de Faro, a nobleman of Vizcaya in 1214, Garci and Lop López, brothers of a noble family in Torquemada in 1215, Mencía López de Haro, a noblewoman, who purchased the entire town of Paredes de Nava (near Palencia) in 1232, Aznar López de Caparroso, a thirteenth century knight of Navarre, and Rui López de Mendoza, a thirteenth century Admiral of the Sea. Many...
Another 108 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lopez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lopez migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lopez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Gabriel López, who immigrated to Chile in 1560
  • Francisco López, who arrived in Hispaniola in 1561
  • Jerónimo López, who immigrated to Colombia in 1561
  • Ana López, who immigrated to Nicaragua in 1561
  • Juana López, who immigrated to Peru in 1562 with her daughter Ana
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lopez Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Eliah Lopez, who landed in America in 1679 [1]
  • Rachel Lopez, who arrived in America in 1679 [1]
Lopez Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Moses Lopez, who landed in New York in 1740-1741 [1]
  • Abigail Lopez, who arrived in Jamaica in 1750 [1]
Lopez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eusebio Lopez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Lucio Lopez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Juan Lopez, who arrived in America in 1810 [1]
  • Luis Lopez, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • Maria Lopez, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lopez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Fsmile Lopez, who landed in Texas in 1910 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lopez (post 1700)

  • Vito Joseph Lopez (1941-2015), American politician, Member of the New York State Assembly (1985-2013)
  • Jennifer Lynn Lopez (b. 1969), American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer
  • Donald S. Lopez Sr. (1923-2008), former U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force fighter and test pilot and, until his death, the deputy director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • Barry Holstun Lopez (b. 1945), American author, essayist, and fiction writer
  • Marco Antonio Lopez (b. 1978), American politician and United States Chief of Staff for Customs and Border Protection (2009-)
  • Steven López (b. 1978), American 2000 and 2004 Olympic gold medalist in taekwondo
  • Donald Lopez, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Ángel de Andrés López (1951-2016), Spanish actor who appeared in more than 60 films and television shows
  • Juan López Hita (1944-2014), Spanish professional footballer who played from 1963 to 1979, Member of the Spain National Team (1970-1972)
  • Jesús López Cobos (b. 1940), Spanish conductor
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

You May Also Like

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate