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The noble Spanish surname Riojas, is of toponymic origin, deriving from a place name where the original bearer resided or held land. The surname Riojas 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.

Riojas Early Origins



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

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Riojas Spelling Variations


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Riojas Spelling Variations



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

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Riojas Early History


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Riojas Early History



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

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Riojas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Riojas 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 Riojas 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:

Riojas Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Daniel Riojas, aged 41, arrived in New York in 1918 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJZ7-L2J : 6 December 2014), Daniel Riojas, 13 Jul 1918; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riojas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riojas (post 1700)



  • Hansell Argenis Riojas La Rosa (b. 1991), Peruvian professional footballer
  • Gustavo Riojas Santana, Mexican founder of The Party of the Nationalist Society in 1998

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJZ7-L2J : 6 December 2014), Daniel Riojas, 13 Jul 1918; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Riojas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Riojas 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.

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