From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Pais family. 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. 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 Pais family
The surname Pais was first found in Asturias
, where the Visigothic
court took refuge from the Muslim occupation
Early History of the Pais family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pais research.Another 386 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1052, 1238, 1403, and 1406 are included under the topic Early Pais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pais Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Peláez, Pelaez, Peláiz, Pelaiz, Pelayo, Páez, Paez, Báez and many more.
Early Notables of the Pais 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... Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pais Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pais family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pais Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Salomon Pais, who arrived in North America in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)