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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. Nunez was a patronymic surname, created from the personal name Nuño, using the common patronymic suffix is "ez."

Nunez Early Origins



The surname Nunez was first found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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Nunez Spelling Variations


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Nunez Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Núñez, Nuñez, Núnez, Nunez, Nuño, Nuno and others.

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Nunez Early History


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Nunez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nunez 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 Nunez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nunez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nunez Early Notables (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 Nunez 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:

Nunez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Andrés Núñez, who arrived in America in 1510
  • Vasco Núñez de Balboa, who was the first European to see the Pacific Ocean, in 1513
  • Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, who reached Mexico in 1527 and eventually voyaged to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay
  • Pedro Núñez, who arrived in Cuba in 1534
  • Juan Núñez, who arrived in Florida in 1538

Nunez Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Núñez, who arrived with his wife Abigail in Georgia in 1733
  • Joshua Núñez, who arrived in Jamaica in 1743
  • Sara Núñez, who also opted for Jamaica in 1743
  • Domingo Núñez, who arrived in Louisiana in 1779
  • Manuel Núñez, who arrived in Louisiana in 1779

Nunez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • José Núñez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Marina Nunez, who landed in America in 1814
  • Pero Nunez, who landed in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1835
  • Vasco Nunez, who arrived in Florida in 1838
  • Agustin Nunez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nunez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nunez (post 1700)



  • Alcide Patrick Nunez (1884-1934), early American jazz clarinetist
  • Oscar Nunez (b. 1958), sometimes credited as Oscar Núñez, a Cuban American actor and comedian
  • Joe Nunez, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2008
  • Hilario Nunez Jr., American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey, 2004
  • Fabian Nunez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • Emilio Nunez, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1968
  • David G. Nunez, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 34th District, 1996
  • Anthony Nuñez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000
  • Albert J. Nunez, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 34th District, 1994
  • Lilly Nunez (b. 1938), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Colorado, 2000; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2004, 2008; Member of Republican National Committee from Colorado, 2008
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    4. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    11. ...

    The Nunez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nunez 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.

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