Dominguez
Where does the name Dominguez originate from?
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Central Spain, 1663 and means Son of Dominic/Domingo
http://garyfelix.tripod.com/index7.htm
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It comes originally from Spain, from the first name "Domingo". Like Domenico in Italy or Dominique in France, Domingo is very common in Spain and spanish-speaking countries.
Now the surname Dominguez has spread in USA too.
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They are all Latin based and mean "to dominate", which basically means "Lord" and was a name associated with Jesus Christ.
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In fact "domingo" in spanish means "Sunday" and Dimanche and Domenica are respectively the french and italian word for Sunday.
In Italian Domenica is also the feminin variant of Domenico.
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The original meaning of Dominikus as a Christian name in the very sense was "dedicated to the Lord (Jesus Christ"); later it was also used for children born on a Sunday, the "day of the Lord" (cf. Rev 10,1). By the way Columbus discovered the isle of Domenica on a Sunday.

Andy ;—)
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