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Meanings & Origins of Spanish Surnames

By February 7, 2014

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Spanish Surnames - Meanings of Common Hispanic Last NamesDid you know that in most areas where Spanish is spoken as the native language, children are named after both their mother AND father? It does make genealogy research a little easier, at least in some cases! Learn more about the history and formation of Hispanic surnames, as well as browse meanings and origins for the 50 most popular Spanish surnames, based on data from the 2000 U.S. census. Four Spanish surnames--Garcia (8th), Rodriguez (9th), Martinez (11th) and Hernandez (15th) were included among the 15 most common names in the United States.

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