Reséndiz last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Reséndiz is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Reséndiz.

Meaning of Reséndiz

A Spanish habitational surname indicating the individual originated from a place called Reséndiz, derived from the personal name Recesindus.

Reséndiz, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Reséndiz surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Reséndiz in America

Reséndiz is the 2500th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Reséndiz surname appeared 14,457 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 people would have the surname Reséndiz.

We can also compare 2010 data for Reséndiz to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 2500 4323 -53.44%
Count 14,457 7,605 62.12%
Proportion per 100k 4.90 2.82 53.89%

The history of the last name Reséndiz

The surname Resendiz is of Spanish origin, with roots tracing back to the Iberian Peninsula during the medieval period. It is derived from the Spanish town of Resende, located in the northwestern region of Portugal. The name Resende itself likely originated from the Latin phrase "re-cemere," meaning "to reconsider" or "to re-examine."

In the early 13th century, records indicate that a noble family bearing the name Resendiz held significant influence in the Portuguese town of Resende. As the family's power and influence grew, various branches of the clan began to disperse throughout the region, eventually migrating to other parts of the Iberian Peninsula, including Spain.

One of the earliest known references to the Resendiz surname can be found in the "Libro de las Behetrías" (Book of Feudal Landholdings), a 14th-century Castilian manuscript that documented the landowning nobility of the time. This text mentions several individuals with the surname Resendiz, indicating their presence in the region during that era.

During the 15th century, the Resendiz name gained prominence with the birth of Juan Resendiz (1430-1498), a notable Spanish scholar and humanist. Juan Resendiz was renowned for his contributions to the study of classical literature and his extensive writings on various subjects, including history, philosophy, and theology.

Another notable figure was Alonso Resendiz (1525-1590), a Spanish explorer and navigator who accompanied Francisco de Ibarra's expeditions to northern Mexico in the late 16th century. Alonso Resendiz played a crucial role in the exploration and settlement of what is now the state of Nuevo León, establishing several outposts and contributing to the mapping of the region.

In the 17th century, the Resendiz surname gained recognition with the birth of María Resendiz (1610-1678), a renowned Spanish poet and playwright. María Resendiz's works were widely acclaimed for their lyrical beauty and profound insights into the human experience, earning her a place among the most celebrated writers of the Spanish Golden Age.

Juan Bautista Resendiz (1745-1815), a Spanish military officer and colonial administrator, also left a lasting mark on history. He served as the governor of several provinces in New Spain (present-day Mexico) and played a pivotal role in the defense of colonial territories against indigenous uprisings and foreign incursions.

Throughout its long history, the Resendiz surname has been carried by numerous individuals who have made significant contributions to various fields, including literature, exploration, and military service. While the name's origins can be traced back to the Iberian Peninsula, its legacy has been shaped by the diverse and influential individuals who have borne it across generations.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Reséndiz

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Reséndiz.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Reséndiz was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 2.63% 380
Non-Hispanic Black Only 0.08% 12
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 0.09% 13
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.12% 17
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 0.06% 9
Hispanic Origin 97.02% 14,026

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Reséndiz has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 2.63% 2.88% -9.07%
Black 0.08% 0.08% 0.00%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.08% 11.76%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.12% 0.18% -40.00%
Two or More Races 0.06% 0.16% -90.91%
Hispanic 97.02% 96.62% 0.41%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Reséndiz was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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