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,
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.
region in the province of Guipúzcoa.
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of this family name include: Loyola, Loiola, Loila, Lola, Lolita, Loya, Loyo and others.
Prominent among bearers of the family name at this time was Ignatius de Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, sainted St. Ignatius. He was born in 1491 in Azpeitia in the Basque
region of Spain
, grew up in a powerful family, and became an army officer. It was while he lay wounded by a French... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loya Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.