Last name: Lopez
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My Wife's maiden name was Lopez from Socorro, NM Her Father was Alisandro & Grandpa was Nemecio Lopez from San Marcial, New Mexico
I know more about the Lopez name my grandma Was a Lopez and feel very interested in learning about the name
wow ive been trying to find information to see if im tribal and this served a great purpose!
My last name is Lopez! :D
Mine's too. Many surnames taken from animals are from jewish ancient origins. At the same time many spanish surnames with the "ez" and "es" sufix come from this origin, for instance the surname "Pérez".
You are right in a way for what i know. What i researched was that in spain last names were given depending on the fathers name. For example, Lopez came form a father whos name was Lope. another example would be Martinez, which came form a man named Martin, they simply added an "ez" at the end of the name...
ramirez from ramiro, vasquez from vasco, rodriguez from rodrigo and son on
Very interesting info. Thanks!
Very interesting and true.The origins are very clear.Spanish, Roman and the animal meaning lobo put together spells out the surname.
As a genealogist (and Lopez is NOT my surname), Lopez was derived from the FRENCH ancestor who travelled with the Spaniards named Lopé. The EZ at the end of Lopez and other Spanish means "the son of" kind of like the O' in Irish names or the Mc/Mac in Scottish names. I will NOT accept that this surname is derived from a tribal name nor "Wolf." Lopé the French-Spanish explorer may have meant "Wolf" but the surname Lopez most definitely means they are the descendant of Lopé. Angel Lopez and Andrea are CORRECT in the assumption that "ez" is the son of Lopé. Just like Marquez is son of Marcos, Hernandez the son of Hernando, Perez the son of Pedro, Rodriguez the son of Rodrigo, Gutierrez the son of Gunther (of Visigoth/Germanic ancestry), Martinez the son of Martin and so forth...
Mimi, just what makes you an expert on this? I have searched this name and ALL have said it is from the word "Lupus" Wolf.
Mimi, my last name is Lopez, and I would like to look up more information regarding the French ancestor you make reference to. What was his first name? Thanks .......
here in our land . the surname lopez is from the spain.