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Spanish Payan families
Posted by: Rita Date: September 14, 2000 at 15:36:02
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A bit of interesting Payan family history from Spain (translation below):
Posted by Carlos Berenguer <Karl26@aol.com> on Tue, 06 Jul 1999, in
response to Fonseca - Caguas,
PR, posted by George Fonseca on Tue, 06 Jul
1999

Surname: Coutiņo, Fonseca, Orellana, Payan, Pierres,
Rodriguez

El apellido Fonseca es de origen Gallego. En los tiempos del Rey Don
Alfonso VI, se establecieron en Espaņa
dos principes de la casa real de Hungria, a pelear contra los moros,
llamados Pierres y Payan, el Rey les
concedio los lugares de Fuenteseca o Fonseca y el coto de Coutiņo, en
Galicia. Los descendientes de Pierre
tomaron por apellido "Fonseca" asi como los descendientes de Payan
tomaron el de "Coutiņo". Men
Rodriguez de Fonseca seņos de Quintana de Fonseca , que tomo parte en la
conquista de Toledo. Pasaron
despues a Portugal asentando asi tambien en esta nacion el apellido. A
Don Pedro de Fonseca se le
concedio el titulo de Marques de Orellana, por Felipe III. El escudo de
armas en campo de oro cinco estrellas
de gules puestas en sotuer.

Here is the translation. It's really
interesting.

The last name Fonseca is of Galician (spanish) origin.
In times of King Don Alfonso VI, two princes of the
real house of Hungria settled down in Spain, to fight
against the Moors, calls Pierres and Payan, the King
gave them the places of Fuenteseca or Fonseca and the
boundary of Coutino, in Galicia. The descendants of
Pierre took by last name "Fonseca" and the descendants
of Payan took the one from "Coutino". Men Rodriguez de
Fonseca senor of Quintana de Fonseca, took part in the
conquest of Toledo. They passed by Portugal settling
also in this nation the last name. Don Pedro de
Fonseca was titled of Marques de Orellana, by Felipe
III. The shield of arms in gold field five put stars
of gules in sotuer.



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