Muniz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Muniz. 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 Muniz family

The surname Muniz was first found in Galicia and Castile, important Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Muniz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muniz research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1077, 1101, 1684 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Muniz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Muniz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Muñoz, Munoz, Muñiz, Muniz, Muño, Muno, Muñones and many more.

Early Notables of the Muniz 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 Muniz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Muniz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Muniz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Muniz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Manuel Muniz, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Haman Muniz, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Alberto Muniz, who arrived in America in 1815 [1]
  • Beatriz Muniz, who landed in America in 1815 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Muniz (post 1700) +

  • Margarita Muniz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008 [2]
  • Luis D. Muñiz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2008 [2]
  • José de la Torre Muñiz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1932, 1944, 1948; Puerto Rico Democratic Party chair, 1945-49 [2]
  • Joaquin Muñiz, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Viveiro, 1884-98 [2]
  • Edmond J. Muniz (b. 1940), American Republican politician, Radio broadcaster; Mayor of Kenner, Louisiana, 2006-10 [2]
  • Cesar Muniz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004 [2]
  • Francisco "Frankie" Muniz (b. 1985), American actor and racecar driver
  • Tomás Muñiz (1900-1963), Puerto Rican radio and television producer
  • Rafo Muñiz (b. 1956), Puerto Rican actor, comedian, director, and producer
  • Marco Antonio Muñiz (b. 1933), famous Mexican singer


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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