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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.

Muniz Early Origins



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

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Muniz Spelling Variations


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Muniz Spelling Variations



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

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Muniz Early History


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Muniz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muniz research. Another 209 words (15 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.

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Muniz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muniz Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Manuel Muniz, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Haman Muniz, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Alberto Muniz, who arrived in America in 1815
  • Beatriz Muniz, who landed in America in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muniz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Muniz (post 1700)



  • Francisco "Frankie" Muniz (b. 1985), American actor and racecar driver
  • Margarita Muniz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Luis D. Muñiz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2008
  • 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
  • Joaquin Muñiz, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Viveiro, 1884-98
  • Edmond J. Muniz (b. 1940), American Republican politician, Radio broadcaster; Mayor of Kenner, Louisiana, 2006-10
  • Cesar Muniz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    11. ...

    The Muniz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muniz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 December 2015 at 16:13.

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