Does anyone know where the last. name Ruiz ORIGINATES from?

Like I have that last name and I was wonderin who was the first to have or how can I track down where it came from... Thankk so u soo much (: :)

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    Ruiz Name Meaning

    Spanish: patronymic from the personal name Ruy, a short form of Rodrigo.

    Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

    There is no way of knowing who first had the name. If you want to know where your Ruiz ancestor came from, you will have to do the research.

    There have been Ruizes in the New World since the 16th century.

    Name: Pedro Esquivel de Ruiz

    Year: 1527

    Place: Mexico

    Source Publication Code: 699.11

    Primary Immigrant: Esquivel de Ruiz, Pedro

    Annotation: Geobiographical Index of 40,000 Spanish Settlers to America in the Sixteenth Century. Date and port of arrival. Place of origin and other genealogical and historical information are also provided.

    Source Bibliography: BOYD-BOWMAN, PETER. Indice Geobiografico de Cuarenta mil Pobladores Espanoles de America en el Siglo XVI. Two volumes. vol. 1, 1493-1519. Bogota, Columbia: Instituto Caro y Cuervo, 1964. 275p; vol. 2, 1520-1539. Mexico: Academia Mexicana de Genealogia y Heraldica, A.C., 1968. 583p.

    Page: 305

    Source(s): ancestry.com
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