Loyola History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished Spanish surname Loyola 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.
Early Origins of the Loyola family
The surname Loyola was first found in the mountainous Basque region in the province of Guipúzcoa.
Important Dates for the Loyola family
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Loyola Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Loyola, Loiola, Loila, Lola, Lolita, Loya, Loyo and others.
Early Notables of the Loyola family (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 by a French...
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Loyola migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loyola Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Francisco De Loyola, who settled in New Spain in 1567
- Isabel de Loyola, who arrived in New Spain in 1570
- Juan de Loyola, who settled in Peru in 1592
- Martin Ignacio de Loyola, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1594
Loyola Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Juan De Loyola, who landed in Peru in 1892 
Contemporary Notables of the name Loyola (post 1700)
- Margot Loyola (b. 1918), Chilean musician
- Juan Loyola (1952-1999), Venezuelan artist
- Ignacio Loyola Vera (b. 1954), Mexican politician, Governor of Querétaro (1997 to 2003)
- Carlos Díaz Loyola (1894-1968), Chilean poet, known as Pablo de Rokha
- Ángel Custodio Loyola (1926-1985), Venezuelan singer and composer
- Carlos Loyola (1859-1933), Mexican governor
- Gustavo Loyola Vásquez (b. 1904), member of Parliament in Chile
- Rabindranath Loyola Contreras (b. 1933), Chilean veterinarian
- Loyola Hearn PC (b. 1943), Newfoundland-born, Canadian 28th Ambassador to Ireland (2010-), former Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (2006-2008)
- ^ 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)