Mejía (surname)

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Mejia
Family name
Meaning Possibly a religious byname, from a vernacular form of the Latin Messias[1][2]
Region of origin Spain
Related names MEJIAS, MEGIA, MEGIAS, MASCHIA and MASHIACH

Mejia or Mejía, also written as Mexia, Mejias, Megías or Mejías, is a Spanish surname of Jewish origin meaning messiah. It was first found in Galicia - an autonomous community in northwestern Spain,[3] after the Spanish obliged the Jewish settlers to change their surname to Castillian.[4]

List[edit]

Dr. Juan Eduardo Mejia (born 1964), Leader in Higher Education

  • Luis Mejía (born 1991), Panamanian footballer, plays goalie

Lionel Meja (born 1938), Salvadorian, President of Chamber of Commerce

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.4crests.com/mejia-coat-of-arms.html
  2. ^ http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Mejia-family-history.ashx
  3. ^ http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/mejia-family-crest.htm
  4. ^ http://www.scribd.com/doc/6078304/Apellidos-Sefarditas