Show ContentsSainz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Sainz originated in Spain. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Sainz is derived from the extremely popular medieval given name Sancho. This given name was originally derived from the Latin name Sanctius, a derivative of "sanctus." The name owes its popularity to the fact that it was borne by a 9th century martyr of Cordova.

Early Origins of the Sainz family

The surname Sainz was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

Early History of the Sainz family

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Sainz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sánchez, Sanchez, Sans, Sanx, Sanz, Sainz, Sáenz, Saenz, Saiz, Sáez, Saez, Sánguez, Sanguez, Sánchiz and many more.

Early Notables of the Sainz family

Prominent among members of the family were Galin Sanchiz, an Aragonese nobleman of the late twelfth century; Antonio Sánchez Muñoz, thirteenth century Bishop of Albarracín; Fernán Sánchez de Valladolid, Counsellor to King Alfonso XI; Fernán Sánchez de Tovar, Admiral of the Castilian fleet in the 1370s; Juan Sánchez Manuel, Count of Carrion in the reign of King Henry III; Ferrán Sánchez Calavera, fifteenth century poet...
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Sainz Ranking

In the United States, the name Sainz is the 12,143rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Sainz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sainz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Sainz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1804 2
  • Franco Sainz, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 2
  • Francisco Sainz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1836 2
  • Tomas Sainz, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1844 2
  • Vicente Sainz, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1873 2
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Contemporary Notables of the name Sainz (post 1700) +

  • Luis García Sáinz (1894-1965), pioneer of physical geography in Spain
  • Pablo Sáinz (b. 1977), Spanish classical guitarist
  • Carlos Sainz Jr. (b. 1994), Spanish racing driver
  • Gustavo Sainz (b. 1940), Spanish language author from Mexico
  • Carlos Sainz (b. 1962), Spanish rally driver
  • Rafael Francisco Martínez Sáinz (1935-2016), Mexican Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico, from 2002 to 2012
  • Ricardo García Sainz Lavista (1930-2015), Mexican politician and administrator, Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute between 1982 and 1991
  • Renato Sainz (b. 1899), Bolivian football Midfielder
  • Alberto Sainz (b. 1937), former Argentine association football player
  • Adolfo Fernández Sainz (b. 1947), Cuban journalist

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook