Riojas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Riojas family

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

Early History of the Riojas family

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Riojas Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Riojas 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...
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Riojas Ranking

In the United States, the name Riojas is the 6,062nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Riojas migration to the United States +

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 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Riojas (post 1700) +

  • Hansell Argenis Riojas La Rosa (b. 1991), Peruvian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Cienciano in the Peruvian Primera División
  • Luis Donaldo Colosio Riojas (b. 1985), Mexican lawyer and politician, municipal president of Monterrey and was a deputy in the Congress of Nuevo León from 1 September 2018 to 1 February 2021
  • Gustavo Riojas Santana, Mexican founder of The Party of the Nationalist Society in 1998




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