The distinguished Spanish surname Yglesias is derived from the place name Iglesias, located in the province of Burgos (Castilla la Vieja). As a locative surname, Yglesias signifies "one who dwelled at or near the church." The place name further derives from the Latin "ecclesia," and ultimately from the Greek word "ekklesia," meaning "an assembly or gathering."
The surname Yglesias was first found in the province of Burgos in the ancient kingdom of Castile.
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