Reyes family crest
Colors on the Reyes family crest explained
Argent (silver) - signifies peacefulness and sincerity, both of which were important values to the Reyes family.
Gules (red) - represents martyrdom and the historic military strength of the Reyes family when needed in times of war.
Azure (blue) - represents the family's loyalty and truthful nature
Symbols on the Reyes family crest explained
The crosses - symbolizes Christ's rise from the dead to claim victory over sin. A connection to the Reyes' family's early religious associations.
The castle - represents safety, the Reyes family home and can additionally stand for further strongholds owned by the family in the middle ages.
The crown - signifies authority in relation to royalty, societal standing and military ranking.
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Origins of the Reyes family name
The Reyes family name is of Spanish origin.
The name is derived from the Spanish word "rey" meaning "king", a connection to the early family's nobility.
The Reyes family was originally from the Kingdom of Castile, which was located in central Spain.
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Summary of the Reyes family and the Reyes family crest
- Reyes is a Spanish surname meaning "kings".
- The family is of noble Spanish descent.
- The earliest known origin of the Reyes family name is from the 12th century with the name first appearing in records in the year 1170.
- The first recorded use of the family was a man named Rodrigo Reyes.
- The Reyes family was one of the most powerful families in Spain during the Middle Ages.
- They held positions of power and influence in the Spanish government and military.
- The family name is also associated with the Spanish royal family.
- The Reyes family has produced several notable individuals, including a Spanish king and several saints.
The Reyes family name in America can be traced back to the early 1800s, when the first Reyes family members arrived in New York from Spain.
The Reyes family has since been an integral part of the American melting pot, with members of the family serving in the military, as well as in a variety of professions.
- The family name quickly spread across the United States based on the Reyes reputation for hard work and reliability. The family was key in the foundation of early America.
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