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The distinguished Spanish surname Loya is of 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.

Loya Early Origins



The surname Loya was first found in the mountainous Basque region in the province of Guipúzcoa.

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Loya Spelling Variations


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Loya Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loyola, Loiola, Loila, Lola, Lolita, Loya, Loyo and others.

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Loya Early History


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Loya Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loya research. Another 374 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1491 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Loya History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loya Early Notables (pre 1700)



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...

Another 57 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loya Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Hernando De Loya who sailed from Seville to New Spain in 1574

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loya (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loya (post 1700)



  • Javier Loya (b. 1986), American boxer in the Light Welterweight division
  • Cliff Loya (b. 1981), American professional NHL ice hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks
  • Joseph Oscar Loya (b. 1979), American singer and Broadway musical theatre performer
  • Mariana Loya (b. 1979), American beauty queen who has competed at both Miss America and Miss USA
  • Consuelo Argüelles Loya (b. 1977), Mexican politician, Deputy of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress in 2013

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Loya Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Loya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loya Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 January 2016 at 20:05.

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