Last name: Arias

This interesting surname is today considered to be Spanish, although strangely it's origins are believed to be early German 5th Century. This is probable, because from the 5th to the 8th Century A.D., the Huns and Goths occupied the Iberian Peninsula. However,most early German names were Romanic derivatives and in this case the original meaning is believed to be either "Farmer" from the Latin "Aro", to plough or till, or "Skill" from the Latin "Ars", as applied to one who was a teacher or solicitor, or the like. The modern spelling forms are Arias, Ares and Aires, the Coat of Arms of Arias of Spain (Zamora) being per pale silver and red, charged with a tower, a griffon and a cross, in the dexter a gold bend, all within a border decorated with an orle of towers. The name recordings include; Ana Arias, who married Pedro Fernandez at Valladolid, on November 8th 1648, and Juan de Arias, father of Fernandez Arias, christened at San Juan Baitista, Pozo-Canada, Albacete, on August 24th 1800. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Bernaldino Arias, which was dated December 13th 1568, a witness at Valladolid, Spain, during the reign of King Philip 11 of Spain, 1556 - 1598. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Matthew Samuel
What you guy's don't know is that your name's are of Jewish origin! The name Arias has been identified by the Holy Office of the Catholic Church of Spain as a Sephardic (Jewish) name. If you are intersted in researching this aspect of the Arias family, you are welcome to visit located at The meaning of the name Arias is 'Lion'. Read all about this from the Inquisition of Spain. There was a lot of Inquisitions around the world against the Jews throughout the centuries. Read more: Where did the Jewish Arias family come from? When did the Arias family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Arias family history? The distinguished surname Arias is a Sephardic Jewish name, that is, one that originates in the Iberian Peninsula ( Spain and Portugal ). This surname is thought to be derived from the one of personal names Ares, Aria or Arius which were used in the "Romance" countries. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Arias is actually an adopted spanish name.

Kendry Arias
wow. This awesome. :D

sara arias
i always wanted to know bout my last name and were it came frm, very i.nteresting

adderly arias
contact me via twitter if you're an arias

Daniel Arias
well my father was a farmer

Pedro Trujillo
so are you guys German or Spanish?

Sarah Arias
this is all very cool. i would love to find out how the Arias family came to Chile. I've been looking for years and still can't find my family's branch... we live in canada now...all i know is that my granfather was disowned...if there are any chilean arias out there who know anything i'd love to hear about it

Nick Arias
Puerto Rican Arias from New York here. They say it was a Jewish name before they were converted to Catholicism. My aunt did a DNA test that indicates many of us came from Northern Morocco as Moors. Small world.

Carlos Andres Arias
Hola. Soy de Colombia. Mi Papa se llamaba Cornelio Arias, fallecio hace 5 años. Bueno a lo que vinimos. La historia de la familia Arias por mi parte de sangre. Mi abuelo se llamaba Antonio Arias vivio en la region del Valle del Cauca la mayor parte de su vida, me contaron que en su niñes vivio en la parte de Antioquia anteriormente llamada Viejo Caldas con mi bisabuelo (su nombre no lo tengo presente en el momento), y se dice que mi bisabulo fue uno de los colonizadores de esa region colombiana y que venia de España. Hace bastante tiempo hablando con mi hermana al respecto, ella me conto que segun lo que ella averiguo quizas el nombre Arias venga del Aria o Ariah Arabe de una descendencia muy antigua. y segun parece por lo que he leido, parese ser que es una sangre bastante mezclada.

Hi,I'm Felix Arias Jr from Philippines. It's cool to know that Arias surname is originated in Spain or in Germany..

Fernando Areas.

Our Surname came from the germanic Ares, wich became the hispanic surname Arias, wich also became Areas in portugal and Arêas in Brazil (that is where i live, Brazil, Amazonia ) my grandfather told me that some ancient family members had the surname Arias before they moved to portugal, and that Ares is a Sweddish surname

Leonardo Arias

My grandfather was born in 1899 in Mexico. They say the Arias name is Spanish n I can see German also but Jewish hmmm. I'm sure a lot of people change their name during the war. N yes we r workers n barbarians like my dad says and that's putting it nicely. Arias family r all over n don't mess with us haha so that's makes u all my relatives hahaha even in Las Vegas they made a casino ARIA we should all get to have an ARIAS REUNION THAT WOULD B REAL INTERESTING TO MEET ALL ARIAS

Lupe Arias

I was told that my family were Mennonites and that they migrated to Mexico (Cuhactemoc ) I'm very light skin and I resemble them. I visited Cuhactemoc and was surprised to hear them speak English and mostly German

Eddie Arias

Hello family! Greeting from Los Angeles, California! My dad is from El Chante, Jalisco Mexico.

Alixia Arias

Greeting from New York. My father is from the Dominican Republic

cesar Alexander Arias

hello fam!!! im from VA but both my parents are from El Salvador. and my grandparents are from Spain. blond hair green eyes.

Jodi Ann Arias

Of course, Jodi Ann Arias, the most beautiful woman in the world, too has the last name Arias! Jodi is so awesome and gorgeous she should be on the cover of every beauty magazine! Jodi, we love you!

Raymond Arias

Los Angeles grandparents from Guadalajara Mexico grandfather Mexican grandmother Native American and my mother is African American so I'm a blaxican ..... Lol hello family

April Arias

so does this mean we are are all related in a way?

Mary Montgomery

My mom's maiden name is Arias...I have always been told that my family originated from Spain. Reading all of the posts I am finding out more history. Love this!!!

David Arias
Aye we all might be related. Hi long lost cousins 👋🏼