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DIAZ - Name Meaning & Origin


DIAZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

The surname DIAZ comes from the Latin dies which means "days." Although it is a common Hispanic surname, it is believed to have Jewish origins, predating the Hispanic world. Related to the Spanish surname DIEGO.

DIAZ is the 14th most popular Hispanic surname and the 73rd most popular surname in the United States.

Surname Origin:

Spanish, Portuguese

Alternate Surname Spellings:


Genealogy Resources for the Surname DIAZ:

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FamilySearch - DIAZ Genealogy
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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