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Where did the Spanish Ruiz family come from? What is the Spanish Ruiz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ruiz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ruiz family history?The prestigious surname Ruiz originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years. The name is patronymic in origin, deriving from the name of the father of the initial bearer, and its roots can be traced back to the Visigoths, the Germanic tribe who ruled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. Ruiz is derived from the Germanic personal name "Hrodric," which is composed of the elements "hrod," meaning "renown," and "ric," meaning "power." Thus, the name Ruiz combines this personal name with the patronymic suffix "-ez," and refers to "a famous ruler."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rodríguez, Rodriguez, Rhodriquez, Rhodriguez, Rodriz, Rodríguiz, Rodriguiz, Rodrigo, Roderiz, Ruderiz, Roiz and many more.
First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruiz research. Another 456 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1194, 1199, 1228, 1300, 1380, 1410, 1440, and 1581 are included under the topic Early Ruiz History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 155 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruiz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ruiz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mateo Ruiz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803
- Jose Ruiz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804
- Felix Ruiz, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1804
- Jeronimo Ruiz, who landed in America in 1813
- Marco Ruiz, who arrived in America in 1813
- Luis J. Ruiz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
- Lilia Ruiz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
- José Francisco Ruiz (1783-1840), American politician, Signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; Member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Bexar, 1836-37
- Jesse H. Ruiz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000; Member, Rules Committee, 2008
- Israel Ruiz, American politician, Representative from New York 21st District, 1978
- Gus Ruiz, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 35th District, 2012
- Gilbert Ruiz (b. 1945), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2004
- Brian P. Ruiz, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 31st District, 2008
- Abel R. Ruiz, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 51st District, 1996
- M. Teresa Ruiz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
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- Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
- 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.
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
- 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.
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
- 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.
The Ruiz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruiz 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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