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Rioja History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Rioja family


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

Early History of the Rioja family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rioja research.
Another 117 words (8 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.

Rioja Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Rioja family (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.

Migration of the Rioja family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francisco De Rioja, who arrived in New Granada in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Luis De Rioja, who landed in Florida in 1863 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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