Macias originates from Leon, Spain. Also was found in Galicia and Estremadura. Also found in Toledo. Jews lived in Leon, Toledo and in the higher parts of Galicia.
Below found at: http://members.tripod.com/~GaryFelix/index10.htm
The following is a list of names found on public documents in Northeastern
Mexico before 1724 (I've only included Macias).
Origin: Leon, Galicia, Estremadura
Many Jews became conversos and also hid under the Catholic priesthood (to continue reading Torah).
Below at www.infokey.com:
The macias 's first appeared in Spain during the 12th century
The macias 's are anciently of Spanish tribal origin
They held lands and estates in Leon
The macias family appear in the court records in medieval times
The macias family branched into other territories and holdings
18th and 19th century records show the macias family branching to the New World (New Spain-known as Mexico), Australia and South Africa (also branched into Portugal -- interesting, this is where the Jews went also).
Many members served at war and in battle including WWI and WWII.
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