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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 or some of its variants were: Bartolome De Rioja who arrived in New Spain in 1534; Ines De Rioja who came to Florida in 1563; Lope de Rioja who settled in New Granada in 1579 with his wife, Maria de Cespedes, and son, and Diego De La Rioja who settled in Rio de la Plata in 1594..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Riojas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Riojas (post 1700)



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

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Citations



    Other References

    1. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. 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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