Spanish Surnames

Did you know that Spanish surnames ending in “-ez” or “-es” come from a latin suffix meaning “son of”? One of my surnames is “Ibáñez”, then it will mean “son of Ivan” :slight_smile:. Interesting, isn’t it?

Can you think of any other surnames and guess what are their “parents”?:joy:

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Soy Esteban Estevez, encantado… :wink:

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My second surname is González… so I guess it would be “son of Gonzalo”.
How would it be with names like Pérez or López?:thinking: :scream:

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@Michi interesting!
I guess Pérez would be “son of Pedro” but I find López more difficult: would it be “son of Lope”?

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Probably yes… it is a very old name, that if not very used (if it is) at this time and age. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lope_de_Vega

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My second surname is Sánchez… so… daughter of Sancho… Panza? :rofl:

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