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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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