JUAREZ Family History
This famous Iberian surname recorded in the spellings of Soeiro, Suero, Suarez, Soares, Juarez Juara, de Juara, and Juares, is curiously, like many Spanish and Portuguese surnames, of German origins. It originates from a time in the 5th century a.d. when the fierce tribes known as the Vizigoths swept down from Northern Germany. and destroyed the Roman Empire, of which Spain was a part. The Vizigoths in their turn occupied Spain for several centuries, before being driven out. They left many reminders of their 'visit' of which the most enduring has been the many surnames such as Gonzales and Ramirez, to name just two popular examples.