Paz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The word "paz" comes from the Latin "pax," meaning "peace." As a surname, Paz was often "assumed," and in some cases it comes from the religious title "María de la Paz" (The Virgin Mary). Alternatively, this surname may be of toponymic origin, derived from one of the hamlets and villages so named in the provinces of Lugo, Córdoba and Granada.

Early Origins of the Paz family

The surname Paz was first found in Galicia.

Early History of the Paz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paz research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1261, 1283, 1639, 1622, 1658, 1434 and 1479 are included under the topic Early Paz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Paz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Paz, Delapaz, De La Paz, La Paz, DePaz and others.

Early Notables of the Paz family (pre 1700)

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Paz Ranking

In the United States, the name Paz is the 2,968th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [1] However, in South America, the name Paz is ranked the 52nd most popular surname with an estimated 75 people with that name. [2]


United States Paz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Paz Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Cristobal De La Paz, who arrived in Veragua in 1535
  • Diego De Paz, who arrived in Florida in 1538
  • Antonio De Paz, who arrived in New Spain in 1554
  • Alonso De Paz, who settled in Peru in 1555
Paz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Esteban De Paz, who arrived in America in 1813 [3]
  • Ines De Paz, who landed in America in 1813 [3]
  • Diego De Paz, who landed in America in 1815 [3]
  • Gabriel De Paz, who arrived in America in 1817 [3]
  • Francisco de Paz, who held the title "Duque de Estrada," and who was a member of the army of Juan de Austria
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Paz (post 1700) +

  • Vinny Paz (b. 1962), Italian-American former boxer and world champion
  • Julia Paz, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [4]
  • Javier A. Paz, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 [4]
  • Abel Paz (1921-2009), Spanish anarchist, former combatant and historian
  • Abraham Paz (b. 1979), Spanish footballer
  • Rodrigo Paz Delgado (1933-2021), Ecuadorian politician and businessman, Mayor of Quito from 1988 to 1992
  • Marcos Paz (1813-1868), Governor of Córdoba and Argentine Senator
  • Ophir Pines Paz. (b. 1961), Israeli former politician
  • José María Paz (1791-1854), General Brigadier, was an Argentine military figure
  • Pablo Ariel Paz (b. 1973), former Argentine footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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