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The noble Spanish surname Rioja, is of toponymic origin, deriving from a place name where the original bearer resided or held land. The surname Rioja thus means "one who hailed from La Rioja."The region of La Rioja takes its name from the river Oja which flows through it. Over time, the Spanish word "rio," or "river," became fused with the name of the river, resulting in Rioja.

Rioja Early Origins



The surname Rioja was first found in the region of La Rioja, in Northern Castile.

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Rioja Spelling Variations


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Rioja Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Riojas, Riojana and others.

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Rioja Early History


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Rioja Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rioja research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1583 and 1659 are included under the topic Early Rioja History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rioja Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rioja Early Notables (pre 1700)



Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rioja 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 were:

Rioja Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bartolome De Rioja, who landed in New Spain in 1834
  • Francisco De Rioja, who arrived in New Granada in 1849
  • Luis De Rioja, who landed in Florida in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rioja (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rioja (post 1700)



  • Amalia S. Rioja, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996, 2000 (alternate), 2008

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See Also


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Citations


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    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Rioja Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rioja 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 8 January 2016 at 11:25.

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