Paez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Paez family. 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.

Early Origins of the Paez family

The surname Paez was first found in Asturias, where the Visigothic court took refuge from the Muslim occupation of Spain.

Early History of the Paez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paez research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1052, 1238, 1403, and 1406 are included under the topic Early Paez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paez Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Peláez, Pelaez, Peláiz, Pelaiz, Pelayo, Páez, Paez, Báez and many more.

Early Notables of the Paez family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were eleventh century prelate Diego Peláez, chosen by King Sancho II to oversee the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela; eleventh century nobleman Gonzalo Peláez; twelfth century nobleman Count Pedro Peláez de Valderas; Macía Peláez de Robreda, who received lands in the 1238 Repartimiento de Córdoba; thirteenth century noblemen Gonzalvo Peláez de...
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Paez Ranking

In the United States, the name Paez is the 6,897th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Paez migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Marcelino Paez, aged 22, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1825 [2]
  • Diego Paez, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [2]
  • Juan Paez, who arrived in New Spain in 1836 [2]
  • Jose Antonio Paez, aged 26, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1857 [2]

West Indies Paez migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Paez Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Alonso Paez, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1838 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Paez (post 1700) +

  • Francisco G. Paez, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 100th District, 1974 ; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 35th District, 1978
  • Pedro Páez (1564-1622), Spanish Jesuit missionary in Ethiopia
  • Luis Fernando Páez González (1989-2019), Paraguayan footballer who played as a forward for Independiente CG; he was killed in a car accident
  • Javier Marcelo Páez (b. 1975), Argentine football Defender
  • Azriel Páez (b. 1989), undefeated Mexican professional boxer
  • Jorge Adolfo Febles Páez (b. 1965), Mexican boxer, actor and circus performer
  • Rodolfo "Fito" Páez (b. 1963), Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist
  • Ricardo David Páez (b. 1979), Venezuelan footballer
  • José Antonio Páez (1790-1873), General in Chief of the army fighting Spain during the Venezuelan Wars of Independence
  • Daniel Elizondo Páez (b. 1935), Mexican lawyer


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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