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LOPEZ - Name Meaning & Origin

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LOPEZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

A patronymical surname meaning "son of Lope." Lope comes from the Spanish form of Lupus, a Latin name meaning "wolf." The Lopes variation of this surname often originates from Portugal.

Lopez is the 21st most popular surname in the United States and the 5th most common in Argentina.

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

LOPES, LOPAZ, LOPAS

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Genealogy Resources for the Surname LOPEZ:

100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
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Common Hispanic Surnames & Their Meanings
Learn about the origins of Hispanic last names, and the meanings of many of the most common Spanish surnames.

Lopez Family Tree Website
A Web site for all descendants of Basilio López and Sabina Jalandoni from the Basilio Lopez Family Association.

Lopez Group DNA Project
The Lopez Family Project at FamilyTreeDNA seeks to find common heritage through sharing of information and dna testing. Any variant spellings of the Lopez surname, including Lopes, are welcome.

Lopez Family Genealogy Forum
Search this popular genealogy forum for the Lopez surname to find others who might be researching your ancestors, or post your own Lopez query.

FamilySearch - LOPEZ Genealogy
Find records, queries, and lineage-linked family trees posted for the Lopez surname and its variations.

LOPEZ Surname & Family Mailing Lists
RootsWeb hosts several free mailing lists for researchers of the Lopez surname.

Cousin Connect - LOPEZ Genealogy Queries
Read or post genealogy queries for the surname Lopez, and sign up for free notification when new Lopez queries are added.

DistantCousin.com - LOPEZ Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Lopez.

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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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