Track surnames is a difficult thing to achieve, so the origin each one has thousands of paths through which to travel. But today we will make your task easier and we bring you some of the most popular in Mexico and that have their roots in the Principality of Asturias. Therefore, if you want to know if your last name originates from this region of Europe, keep reading.
Where is the Principality of Asturias?
He Principality of Asturias It is a single-province autonomous community in Spain, with a population of just over one million inhabitants. It has a border to the west with the province of Lugo, Galicia; to the North with Cantabria, to the East with Cantabria and to the South with the province of León, Castilla y León. Historians maintain that it receives the name of ‘Principality’ for historical reasons, as the heir to the Crown of Spain holds the noble title of “Prince of Asturias”, which was established by Juan I of Castilla in the year 1388.
And based on the colonizing roots that we have in our country, your last name probably belongs to this part of Europe, so it is better that you look at the following list and analyze the surnames who are there to see if their origin is what you think.
Surnames that originate in the Principality of Asturias and are popular in Mexico
- Menéndez: derived from the name Menendo, commonly used in medieval times.
- Orviz: its origin has not been fully investigated.
- Artime: comes from the Roman name Artimius.