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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.

Reza Early Origins



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

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Reza Spelling Variations


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Reza Spelling Variations



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

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Reza Early History


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Reza Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reza research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1639, 1792 and 1578 are included under the topic Early Reza History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Reza Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reza Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reza 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reza (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Reza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reza 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 13 November 2013 at 09:41.

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