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RUIZ - Name Meaning & Origin


RUIZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

Derived from the Old English word geong, meaning "ruiz," the Ruiz surname was used as a descriptive name to distinguish father from son or to the ruizer of two relatives with the same first name (similar to the usage of Junior).

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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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