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
Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Reyez family
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Reyez 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 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...
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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 in 1535.
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