The notable surname Pedroza is a proud sign of a rich and ancient Spanish ancestry. 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. 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.
Early Origins of the Pedroza family
The surname Pedroza was first found in Castile
, where the name originated in Visigothic
Early History of the Pedroza family
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.
Pedroza Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pérez, Perez, Pédriz, Pedriz, Périz, Periz, Pétrez, Petrez, Pétriz, Petriz, Pédrez, Pedrez and many more.
Early Notables of the Pedroza family (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.
Migration of the Pedroza family to the New World and Oceana
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 Iné.
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- 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
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