Category Archives: Spain

Non-British Surnames – Ecuadorian Surnames

Following the arrival of the Spanish, the culture of Ecuador consolidated and moved towards Roman Catholic conversion. Somewhere between 40-50% of the population is identified at MESTIZC, which is a blend of Indigenous and Spanish genes. The official language is … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Spanish Surnames

Continuing with the European Ancestors material. In Spain children typically are given their first name followed by two surnames. The first surname represents their father’s surname and the second represents their mother’s surname. Since 1999, the gender equality laws have … Continue reading

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