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11/18/2006, 12:36 PM Mike C
11/18/2006, 12:34 PM Mike C
1/12/2003, 12:00 AM anonymous

Name Fariza
Type Surname (from location)
Usage Italian
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Original from Rome, Roman conquerors went to Iberia in about 140 B.C. and named a town in Iberia #Fariza# which was a tree. This town still exists today, and was also mentioned in the book 'El Cid'. The Sayagueses were the indigenous people of the region. As time went by the Muslims intermingled with the local continentals, having Muslims and Christians cross marriage. When the Castillians united the Christians they expelled the Muslims. Some of those from the region of Sayago who had adopted the surname of Fariza were Islamic and Christians, the Christians staying and the Islamics being expelled.
Added 1/12/2003 by anonymous