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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. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  2. 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.
  3. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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