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. Nanez was a patronymic surname, created from the personal name
Nuño, using the common patronymic suffix is "ez."
Early Origins of the Nanez family
The surname Nanez was first found in Castile
, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Nanez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nanez research.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1214, 1217, 1314, 1315, 1473, 1492, 1641, 1721 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Nanez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nanez Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Núñez, Nuñez, Núnez, Nunez, Nuño and many more.
Early Notables of the Nanez family (pre 1700)
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Pedro Núñez, who saved the life of Prince... Another 163 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nanez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nanez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Vasco Núñez de Balboa, who was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean, in 1513. Also of note was Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, who reached Mexico in 1527.