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The notable surname Pedraza is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Spanish ancestry. 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. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint.

Pedraza Early Origins



The surname Pedraza was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Pedraza Spelling Variations


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Pedraza Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pérez, Perez, Pédriz, Pedriz, Périz, Periz, Pétrez, Petrez, Pétriz, Petriz, Pédrez, Pedrez and many more.

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Pedraza Early History


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Pedraza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pedraza research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1155, 1168, 1227, 1236, 1309, 1570, 1628, 1606, 1670, 1634, 1693, 1642 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Pedraza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pedraza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pedraza Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was the legendary Castilian heroine María Pérez who, disguised as a man, fought against and defeated the Aragonese King Alfonso I and later married a Castilian prince; Pelayo Pérez de Fromesta, a knight of Castile in 1155; Count Alvar Pérez de Lara, tutor to the...

Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pedraza 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:

Pedraza Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Melchor De Pedraza, who arrived in Peru in 1834
  • Pedro De Pedraza, who landed in Florida in 1838
  • Anton Pedraza, who arrived in New Spain in 1853
  • Juan De Pedraza, who landed in Mexico in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedraza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedraza (post 1700)



  • Veronica Pedraza, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 14th District, 2004
  • Raymond Pedraza, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 2008
  • Francisco Bermúdez de Pedraza (1585-1655), Spanish writer, jurist and historian
  • Marc Pedraza (b. 1987), Spanish professional footballer
  • Ángel Pedraza (1962-2011), Spanish professional footballer
  • Manuel Gómez Pedraza (1789-1851), Mexican general and president of the country
  • José Pedraza (b. 1989), Puerto Rican professional boxer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    8. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 09:47.

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