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Reza History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The noble Spanish surname Reza is of locative origin, being derived from the geographic or man made feature in or near which the original bearer lived or held land. The name is derived from the contraction of two Basque elements "aretze" meaning "calf" and "zabal" meaning "abundance of." Therefore the surname Reza may signify that its first bearer lived in a place where, either there were many calves or where calves were fattened before being slaughtered.

Early Origins of the Reza family


The surname Reza was first found in the province of Guipuzcoa in the northern Basque country.

Early History of the Reza family


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Reza Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Rezabal, Resa, Reza and others.

Early Notables of the Reza family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Reza family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Diego de Resa Saldana who emigrated to Peru in 1592 with his mother, brother Lucas, sister Ana, and his brother-in-law.

Contemporary Notables of the name Reza (post 1700)


  • Farhad Reza (b. 1986), Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Yasmina Reza (b. 1959), French playwright, actress, novelist and screenwriter

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