267,449 REYES members around the world
Stay informed about REYES Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
REYES Family HistoryThere are several potential origins for this surname, recorded in this spelling in Spain, France and England. It is quite impossible to separate one from another, owing to the culture overlap in the past one thousand years. The most likely and popular explanation is that the name is a development of the original Roman (Latin) pre Christian 'rex' through the later 8th century a.d. Frankish-Norman 'rey' and meaning 'the king'. However if this was the case, then the name is either a nickname for a person who had a kingly manner, or more likely, one who played the part of a king in the many pageants and festivals which abounded in the 13th century.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous REYES (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the REYES tribe
- Find your REYES ancestor
- Tell us about your REYES Family
- Tell us about your REYES ancestors
- Ask a question about the REYES history
- Leave a message for REYES family members
Areas of Origin for REYES
Invite more REYES family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the REYES tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest