Loza History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Loza family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Loza is a nickname type of surname for a person who was in good health and who had an exuberant personality. The name Loza is derived Spanish word "lozano," which means "exuberant" or "vibrant."
Early Origins of the Loza family
The surname Loza was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Important Dates for the Loza family
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Loza Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lozano, de Lozano, Lozana, Loza, Luzán, de Luzán, Luzan, de Luzan, Luxán, de Luxán, Luxan and many more.
Early Notables of the Loza family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Loza were sixteenth century Spanish military officer Domingo Lozano; seventeenth century Spanish poet Cristóbal Lozano; Francisco Ruiz Lozano (1607-1677), a Peruvian soldier, astronomer, mathematician and educator; eighteenth century Spanish historian and ethnographer...
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Loza migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- M F Loza, aged 44, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 
Contemporary Notables of the name Loza (post 1700)
- Stan Loza (b. 1963), American professional football player
- Steven Joseph "Steve" Loza (b. 1952), American professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA
- Kyle Loza (b. 1986), American FMX (Freestyle Motocross ) Rider
- Yuri Eduardovich Loza (b. 1954), Soviet and Russian singer, poet and composer
- ^ 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)