Diaz family crest
Colors on the Diaz family crest explained
Argent (silver) - represents the values of peacefulness and sincerity, both of which the Diaz family considered hugely important.
Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family.
Azure (blue) - represents the Diaz family's loyalty and truthful nature.
Symbols on the Diaz family crest explainedThe diagonal lines in the shield (called 'bend') most likely represents an ancient Diaz family member who distinguished themselves in military service, likely as a successful commander of forces.
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Origins of the Diaz family name
The earliest known origin of the Diaz family name is in Spain.
The name is derived from the Spanish word "dia" which means "day".
The name was first used by the nobility and upper class in Spain and eventually spread to other parts of Europe.
The name also has a translation meaning 'son of diago', originally used as a reference to a person's father.
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Summary of the Diaz family and the Diaz family crest
- The Diaz family name dates back to the early 13th century.
- Diaz is a patronymic name, which means it is derived from the given name of one's father.
- The first recorded use of the Diaz name was in 1297 in the country of Spain.
- The first recorded instance of the name was recorded when a certain Martinez Diaz was recorded as living in the city of Santiago de Compostela.
- The larger Diaz family initially settled in the region of Galicia in northwestern Spain.
- The first Diaz family in Spain were of noble lineage and held the title of Count.
- The family eventually spread to other regions of Spain, including Andalusia, Castile, and Aragon.
- Other groups of the family later migrated to the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa.
- The Diaz family eventually settled in the New World in the country of Mexico.
- The first Diaz family members in America are thought to have arrived in the 16th century, during the period of Spanish colonization.
- The first Diaz in America was thought to be a man named Juan Diaz, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1508.
- During the 1700s, the family began to move north with the name found in records in a number of states including California, Texas, Florida, and New York.
- Today, the Diaz family name is most common in the countries of Spain, Mexico, and the United States, with all family members still proudly able to trace their roots back to medieval Spain.
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