Spain, a country rich in culture and history.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. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The Visigoths, who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries had a profound impact on the development of surnames.
Early Origins of the Menez family
Asturias, birthplace of the Reconquest.
Early History of the Menez family
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Menez Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ménendez, Menendez, Méndez, Mendez, Meléndez, Melendez, Ménez, Menez and many more.
Early Notables of the Menez family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Menez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Menez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Menez Family Crest Products