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.

Early History of 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...
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Lopez World Ranking

In the United States, the name Lopez is the 32nd most popular surname with an estimated 465,069 people with that name. [1] However, in Canada, the name Lopez is ranked the 727th most popular surname with an estimated 7,371 people with that name. [2] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Lopez is the 652nd popular surname. [3] France ranks Lopez as 47th with 42,214 people. [4] South America ranks Lopez as 5th with 394 people. [5]


United States 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
  • Juana López, who immigrated to Peru in 1562 with her daughter Ana
  • Anton López, who immigrated to Florida in 1563
Lopez Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Eliah Lopez, who landed in America in 1679 [6]
  • Rachel Lopez, who arrived in America in 1679 [6]
Lopez Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Moses Lopez, who landed in New York in 1740-1741 [6]
Lopez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lucio Lopez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [6]
  • Eusebio Lopez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [6]
  • Juan Lopez, who arrived in America in 1810 [6]
  • Luis Lopez, who landed in America in 1811 [6]
  • Ochanda Lopez, who arrived in America in 1811 [6]
  • ... (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 [6]

West Indies Lopez migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [7]
Lopez Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Fernando López, who immigrated to Cuba in 1565
Lopez Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Abigail Lopez, who arrived in Jamaica in 1750 [6]
Lopez Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Rodrigo Lopez, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1835 [6]
  • Polite Lopez, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836 [6]
  • Heman Lopez, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1836 [6]
  • Asensio Lopez, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1837 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lopez (post 1700) +

  • Yolanda M. López (1942-2021), American painter, printmaker, educator, and film producer, known for works focusing on the experiences of Mexican-American women
  • Barry Holstun Lopez (1945-2020), American author, essayist, and fiction writer, winner of the National Book Award for Nonfiction for Arctic Dreams (1986)
  • Trinidad "Trini" López III (1937-2020), American singer, guitarist, and actor, known for "If I Had a Hammer", "Lemon Tree", "I'm Comin' Home, Cindy" and "Sally Was a Good Old Girl"
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jordi Rebellón López (1957-2021), Spanish television, cinema and stage actor, known for his role as Rodolfo Vilches in popular television series Hospital Central
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  3. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  4. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  5. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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