Paiz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Paiz family

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

Paiz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Paiz 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...
Another 56 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paiz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Paiz family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: José Peláez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860; Angel Peláez Cuesta, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1862; and Aureliano Peláez Villalba, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1863..


Contemporary Notables of the name Paiz (post 1700) +

  • Carolina Paiz, American Writers Guild of America nominated writer and producer, known for Grey's Anatomy, Gang Related and The Zero Hour (2010)
  • Catherine Paiz, American actress, known for You Can't Have It (2017), Lilin's Brood (2016) and Monday Nights at Seven (2016)
  • Mariana Isabel Paiz Quan, Guatemalan female badminton player
  • Alicia Odilia Palomo Paíz (1919-1985), Guatemalan teacher and politician, First Lady of Guatemala from 1954 to 1957


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