The mountainous borders of Spain
contain the origins of the prestigious surname Moniz. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
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 Moniz family
The surname Moniz was first found in Galicia
, important Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Moniz family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moniz research.Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1077, 1101, 1684 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Moniz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Moniz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Muñoz, Munoz, Muñiz, Muniz, Muño, Muno, Muñones and many more.
Early Notables of the Moniz family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Fernando Muñoz, majordomo in 1101 to King Alfonso VI of Leon and Castile; twelfth century Castilian noblemen Diego Muñoz de Saldaña and Fortun Muñoz Dávalos; Felipa Moniz... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moniz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Moniz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Moniz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francisco Moniz, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1836 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Moniz (post 1700)
- Louis M. Moniz, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 4th District, 1921 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Frankie "Shorty" Moniz (1911-2004), U.S. soccer player
- Wendy Moniz (b. 1969), American actress
- Paulo Vargas Moniz (b. 1962), Portuguese physicist
- Rui Gil Moniz, Portuguese nobleman
- Diogo Gil Moniz, Portuguese nobleman
- Júlio Carlos Alves Dias Botelho Moniz (1900-1970), Portuguese soldier and politician
- Garcia Moniz, Portuguese nobleman
- Jerónimo Moniz, Portuguese nobleman
- Filipa Moniz (1455-1484), Portuguese noblewoman
- ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)