The Pize surname comes from the Spanish word "pizarra," which means "slate;" as such, it was likely originally name used by someone who lived near a slate quarry, or an
name for someone who worked in one.
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pize research.Another 611 words (44 lines of text) covering the years 11, , 18. , 10),, 1471, 1541, 1535, 1502, 1548, 1539, 1689, 1762, 1749, and 1753 are included under the topic Early Pize History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable bearers of the family name Pize Francisco Pizarro (c.1471-1541), was the Spanish conquistador, best known for conquering Peru's Inca Empire and founding the city of Lima in 1535. His half-brother, Gonzalo Pizarro (c.1502-1548)... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pize Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cristobal Pizarro who immigrated to Colombia in 1536; Francisca Pizarro who arrived in Peru in 1560; and Gabriel Pizarro who came to New Spain
in 1588. Later settlers included Diego Pizarro who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1812.