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The notable surname Pedroza 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.

Pedroza Early Origins



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

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Pedroza Spelling Variations


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Pedroza 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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Pedroza Early History


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Pedroza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pedroza 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 Pedroza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pedroza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pedroza 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 Pedroza 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 or some of its variants were: Juan Pérez de Sorita of Cordoba, who voyaged to Peru in 1550 and to Argentina in 1557. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Inés, who emigrated to Honduras in 1560.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedroza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pedroza (post 1700)



  • Anthony James Norwood Lever Pedroza Durazo (b. 1979), Mexican-American professional basketball player
  • Martin A. Pedroza (b. 1965), Panamanian jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing who has won 3,346 races (as of December 2015), inducted into the Fairplex Park Hall of Fame (2009)
  • Fernando Pedroza, American politician, Mayor of Lynwood, California (2003-2007)
  • Alma Pedroza (1917-1999), American Democrat politician, Opera singer, Democratic National Convention, 1960
  • Rosalie Pedroza, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1996, 2000, 2004
  • Héctor Pedroza Jiménez (b. 1964), Mexican politician
  • Engels Pedroza (b. 1966), former Venezuelan boxer
  • Aristeo Pedroza, Mexican Roman Catholic
  • Juan Enrique Ibarra Pedroza (b. 1952), Mexican politician
  • Eusebio Pedroza (b. 1953), Panamanian retired boxer who had 41 wins, 25 with knockout of 49 fights
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pedroza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pedroza 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 18 December 2015 at 10:05.

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