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Multiple Origins for the Surname Rey


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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Rey family. The Rey surname is derived from the Latin "regis, " meaning "royal." The Spanish word "rey" means "king," while "reina" means "queen." Bearing this name does not necessarily imply royal ancestry however; as, when surnames first began to be used in Medieval Spain, nicknames were often taken on as surnames.

Rey Early Origins



The surname Rey was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Rey Spelling Variations


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Rey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Reyes, Rey, de Reyes, de los Reyes, del Rey, Reina, de la Reina, de Reina, Reinoso, de Reinoso, Reynoso, de Reynoso, Reinosa, de Reinosa, Reynosa, de Reynosa, Real, de Real and many more.

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Rey Early History


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Rey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rey research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1652, 1676 and 1892 are included under the topic Early Rey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century Spanish theologian and Bible translator Casiodoro Reina; sixteenth century Spanish poet Rodrigo de Reinosa; sixteenth century Spanish writer Francisco de la Reina; seventeenth century Spanish poet and playwright Andrés Rey de Artieda; Juan de los Reyes (c1652 - 1676), a Spanish priest...

Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rey 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:

Rey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jaques Dela Rey, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Peter Rey, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Eliz Rey, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Everard Rey, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Hugh Rey, who arrived in Virginia in 1654

Rey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Claude Rey, aged 40, arrived in Louisiana in 1720
  • Jurigh Mickel Rey, aged 22, landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • John Andrew Rey, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Rey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agustin Rey, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Luis Rey, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • George Rey, aged 68, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Teresia Rey, aged 24, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • Tu Rey, aged 10, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rey (post 1700)



  • Wager Rey, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Anguilla, 1884
  • Nicholas Andrew Rey (1938-2009), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Poland, 1993-97
  • Lilli J. Rey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Joseph A. Rey, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 5th District, 1954
  • Louis Emmanuel Rey, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Pierre-Antoine Rey, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-André Rey, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Guillaume Rey, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Gabriel Venance Rey, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Gilbert Rey (b. 1930), Swiss football forward
  • ... (Another 6 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. 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).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Rey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rey 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 2017 at 02:58.

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