local origin, being one of those surnames based on the name of a place where a man once lived or where he once owned land. During the Middle Ages, feudal lords adopted the name of their estates or lands as a family name, which they then passed on, along with the property, to their sons and heirs.
Early Origins of the Loya family
Basque region in the province of Guipúzcoa.
Early History of the Loya family
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Loya Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Loyola, Loiola, Loila, Lola, Lolita, Loya, Loyo and others.
Early Notables of the Loya family (pre 1700)
Basque region of Spain, grew up in a powerful family, and became an army officer. It was while he lay wounded...
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Migration of the Loya family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loya Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Loya (post 1700)
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