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The Pizer 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 occupational name for someone who worked in one.

Pizer Early Origins



The surname Pizer was first found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Pizer Spelling Variations


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Pizer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pizarro, Pizarra, Pizarrón, Picarra, Pizon, Pize and others.

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Pizer Early History


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Pizer Early History



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

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Pizer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pizer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Pizer 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 Pizer 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: 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pizer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pizer (post 1700)



  • Lawrence R. Pizer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1942
  • Marjorie Pizer (1920-2016), Australian poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Pizer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pizer 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 January 2016 at 11:34.

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