From the historical and enchanting region of Spain
emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Reyez family. The Reyez 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 Reyez family
The surname Reyez was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Reyez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reyez research.Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1652, 1676 and 1892 are included under the topic Early Reyez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Reyez 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 Reyez 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... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reyez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Reyez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Esteban Real, who sailed to America in 1511; Diego Reales sailed to America in 1515; Bartolomé de Real sailed to America in 1516; Luis de Reina sailed to New Spain