Manriquez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Similar to many Spanish patronymic names, the distinguished surname Manriquez is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. Checking further we found the name was derived from the medieval given name Manrique, which is composed of the Germanic elements mann, which means man and ric, which means power. Thus, the name Manriquez was given to a man of great strength and power.

Early Origins of the Manriquez family

The surname Manriquez was first found in Old Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times. As a given name, one of the first records was Manrique Pérez de Lara (died 1164) who was regent of the Kingdom of Castile from 1158 until his death. Descending from the House of Lara, he served as one of the most important generals serving three monarchs: Alfonso VII (1126-1257), Sancho III (1157-115) and Alfonso VIII (1158-1214.)

Important Dates for the Manriquez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Manriquez research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1238, 1412, 1490, 1440, 1479, 1585, 1590, 1590, 1669, 1628, 1643, 1604 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Manriquez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Manriquez Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Manrique, Manrico, Malrico, Almerique, Iambic and many more.

Early Notables of the Manriquez family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Gómez Manrique (c. 1412-1490) and his nephew Jorge Manrique (1440-1479), both important poets of the fifteenth century; sixteenth century soldier and cleric Francisco Manrique de Lara; Alonso Manrique de Zúñiga, Viceroy of Mexico 1585-1590 and first Duke of Villamanrique; Angel Manrique, professor of moral philosophy at the University of Salamanca in the seventeenth century; seventeenth century noblewoman Ana María Manrique, daughter of the Marquis of Charela and...
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Manriquez migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Manriquez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lorenzo Manriquez, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Nicolas Manriquez, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Maclovia Manriquez, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States from Santiago, Chile, in 1920
  • Abdon Manriquez, aged 42, who settled in America from Valparaiso, Chile, in 1920
  • Jose Manriquez, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Manriquez (post 1700)

  • Frankie Ryan Manriquez (b. 1994), American former actor
  • Julian Manriquez, one time owner of Rancho La Laguna, Riverside County, California (1844)
  • Rafael Manríquez (b. 1947), Chilean journalist, singer, guitarist, composer and producer
  • Silvia Manríquez, Mexican actress
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