The surname Salaz is a Basque
habitation name from the word "sala," which means "hall," and the Basque
word "zahar," which means "old." There is also a place named Salazar in the province of Burgos.
Early Origins of the Salaz family
The surname Salaz was first found in Castile
, where the family held a family seat
from the early Middle Ages.
Early History of the Salaz family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salaz research.Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1618, 1620, 1639, 1710, 1650, 1715, 1694 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Salaz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Salaz Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Salaz family (pre 1700)
Notable bearers of the family name Salaz were sixteenth century soldier and writer Diego de Salazar; sixteenth century writer Eugenio Salazar de Alarcón, who also served as Governor of the Canary Islands, and as a judicial official in Guatemala and Mexico; Felipe Alberto Salazar, treasurer to King Philip II in 1618... Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salaz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Salaz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan de Salazar, a knight of the Order of Santiago who accompanied Pedro de Mendoza to the Río de la Plata, then continued to Paraguay where he founded the city of Asunció.