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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Muniza. 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.

Muniza Early Origins



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

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Muniza Spelling Variations


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Muniza Spelling Variations



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

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Muniza Early History


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Muniza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muniza research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1077, 1101, 1684 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Muniza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Muniza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muniza 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 Muniza 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 or some of its variants were: Gonzalo Muñoz, who arrived in San Juan Island in 1511; Pedro Muñoz, who settled in the Dominican Republic in 1517; Miguel Muñoz, who opted for Venezuela in 1534.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Muniza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muniza 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 23 May 2013 at 11:40.

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