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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. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    4. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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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