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

Pelaez Early Origins



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

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Pelaez Spelling Variations


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Pelaez Spelling Variations



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

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Pelaez Early History


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Pelaez Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pelaez research. Another 386 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1052, 1238, 1403, and 1406 are included under the topic Early Pelaez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pelaez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pelaez Early Notables (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...

Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pelaez 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:

Pelaez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • José Peláez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Jose Pelaez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Angel Pelaez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1862
  • Angel Peláez Cuesta, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1862
  • Aureliano Peláez Villalba, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pelaez (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pelaez (post 1700)



  • Anne Peláez (b. 1986), Cuban-American couples & family therapist
  • Alex Pelaez (b. 1976), former American Major League Baseball player
  • María Peláez (b. 1977), former butterfly swimmer from Spain
  • Manuel Peláez, Spanish legal historian
  • Wilfredo Peláez (b. 1930), Uruguayan basketball player
  • Ricardo Peláez (b. 1963), former Mexican footballer
  • Manuel Peláez (1885-1959), Mexican military officer who participated in the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920
  • Jose Manuel Pelaez (b. 1988), Peruvian actor
  • Emmanuel Pelaez (1915-2003), politician and Vice-President of the Philippines
  • Amelia Peláez (1896-1968), Cuban painter of the Avant-garde generation

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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. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pelaez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pelaez 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 14 November 2013 at 10:21.

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