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Tamez Surname

Tamez Surname

Pamela Tamez (View posts)
Posted: 26 Apr 2006 12:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tamez, Salazar, Cantu, Pricolo, Galvan, Cisneros, Flores,Gonzales

Any TAMEZ family out there, I would like to hear from you. Let me know how you feel, knowing that your name is of Jewish blood line.

Pamela Tamez

Posted: 27 Nov 2007 12:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Interesting. My mom is a Tamez. She thought it was just Spanish or something.

Re: Tamez Surname

Posted: 24 Jun 2008 1:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
my name is Julian Tamez from Texas , our last comes the spain our cresent symbol is the amor shield .

Re: Tamez Surname

Posted: 30 Dec 2008 8:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tamez
My mother was from Chihauhau Mx. Spanish and Jewish would not surprize me. How do I feel?.....makes no differnce.

Re: Tamez Surname

Posted: 2 Apr 2009 11:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tameś, Tames, Tamez
My last name is Tameś. I have done quite a bit of research and the derivitive is the same. Migration was from Israel, through Northern Spain (Puron) to Mexico and finally in the USA through Texas. My father has some relatives in Texas who spell their name with a Z. I was told that the Z replaced the S to appear more "Mexican".
Raised Catholic... Married a Jewish girl; maybe I knew all along!!! Best to you and yours.
Rob Tameś

Re: Tamez Surname

Posted: 20 May 2009 10:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tamez
Hi, I've heard a similar story from my mom. Her mothers maiden name was Tamez. Do you have any information on your Texas relatives? I'm very interested in finding out more information.
Thanks,

Re: Tamez Surname

Posted: 8 Jun 2009 12:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tamez
Interesting, my parents were told by two different people of french descent that the Tamez name was french, with an s but silent. I don't know if it is true. I have tried to look into it but not spent a whole lot of time. My father's name is Jose Tamez from Texas. How do I feel? I can just say that if it is Jewish, it wouldn't change much it would just be interesting.

Re: Tamez Surname

Posted: 25 Aug 2009 4:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tamez, Guerra, Cantu, Canales,Jasso,
Hi
I've been trying to do a little research on my family surname. My father's name was Edelmiro Tamez from Cd. Mier, Tamps Mexico, his father's name was Jose Tamez, mother's name Elisa Guerra. We live in Wa State and understand there are lots of Tamez in Texas. Just been going thru the posts and find it very interesting how there are so so many people trying to find background info on their family lines. I understand one of my cousins has done a family tree but I've not been able to get my hands on it. Jewish, Spanish, Mexican, African, German what difference does it make? It's a melting pot the more the merrier.

Re: Tamez Surname

Posted: 21 Sep 2009 5:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, wow, it sure explains a lot of things as far as my features are concerned. People have asked me if I was Greek, Lebanese (the most), and Jewish. I find it very interesting. Where can I find the information regarding it originating in Israel? Hope to hear more. Saludos, Naomi Maldonado Salazar Tamez Ocanas

Re: Tamez Surname

Posted: 12 Jan 2010 10:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
The name Tamez is not in any way Jewish. The original Tamez in Mexico came from the city of Llanos in the Province of Asturias in Spain to Santiago, Nuevo Leon in 1611. The Province of Asturias is in the North of Spain on the Bay of Biscay and was never conquered by the Moors. The following generations of the Tamez family intermarried with many of the wealthier families of Monterray and Nuevo Leon. The family was given a land grant in 1760 which includes part of the present Texas/Mexico border and is involved in a law suit involving the border fence. The original land grant became a very prosperous ranch with cattle and sheep herds, however it failed because of conflict with the Mescalaro Apaches who began to drive off the livestock, so the Tamez family returned to Nuevo Leon. Many of the Mescalaro families then adopted the Tamez name. The woman bringing the lawsuit claims she is a descendant of the (Basque) Tamez
family - they were not Basques, they were Asturains, but by then had married, Cantu's, Villareals, Montemayors and many other families who came from various parts of Spain - and the Mescalaros. If you are from Texas and your name is Tamez, are much more likely to have Apache blood than Jewish blood. The whole Jewish origin question shows up on the internet every so often and makes it's rounds. Try finding the name Tamez of Tames in a Sephardic jewish community. Sephardic Jews are from Portugal, Spain or North Afica and speak "Ladino", Askenasi Jews are from Europe and speak Yiddish.
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