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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Riojas research. Another 117 words (8 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.
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.
In the United States, the name Riojas is the 6,062nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name.