Reyes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Reyes family

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

Early History of the Reyes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reyes research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1652, 1676 and 1892 are included under the topic Early Reyes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Reyes 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.

Early Notables of the Reyes family (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 and was...
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reyes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Reyes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Reyes Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Baltasar de los Reyes, who sailed to New Spain in 1576
  • Gaspar de los Reyes, who sailed to Mexico in 1576
  • Melchor de Reyes, who sailed to New Spain in 1576
Reyes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Reyes, who arrived in Virginia in 1648 [1]
  • Roger Reyes, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]
  • Jane Reyes, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [1]
Reyes Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Reyes, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [1]
Reyes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria DeLaLuz Reyes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1813 [1]
  • Gabriel DeLos Reyes, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]
  • Antonio DeLos Reyes, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1820 [1]
  • Jastaguro Reyes, aged 48, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Gonzalo Reyes, who arrived in Venezuela in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Reyes (post 1700) +

  • Anthony Reyes (b. 1981), American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 2005 to 2009
  • Judy Reyes (b. 1968), American actress
  • Alisa Reyes (b. 1981), American actress
  • Gil Reyes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1996 [2]
  • Eloise Reyes, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2000 [2]
  • Edward Diego Reyes, American Democrat politician, Colonel in U.S. Air Force; Lieutenant Governor of Guam, 1983-86 [2]
  • Ben T. Reyes, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 29th District, 1992, 1994 [2]
  • Arturo Reyes, American politician, Mayor of Lynwood, California, 2001- [2]
  • Art P. Reyes, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Hawaii 2nd District, 2002, 2003 [2]
  • Andrew Reyes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2000 [2]
  • ... (Another 33 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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