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Re: Macias IS NOT a sephardic name (Demostration)
Posted by: Roberto Macias (ID *****3829) Date: May 14, 2002 at 16:57:38
In Reply to: Re: Macias IS NOT a sephardic name by Carmen Aminzadeh (Macias) of 326

The official expedient of "Hidalguia" of the name Macias is in the "Archivo de la Real Chancillería de Valladolid" in Spain. The Expedientes de Hidalguía were used to prove the noble origin of a family, and they contain plenty of genealogical information.
More information at http://www.ldelpino.com/hidalg.html

This expedient shows that Macias originates from Galicia (Spain), not from Leon.

Macias is also found at Zamora, Salamanca, Caceres, Badajoz, Sevilla, Malaga, Cadiz, Leon,... and all the cities of Spain.

First reference of Macias is the "Legend of Macias", a poet born at Padron (Galicia) about XV century.

In South America is typical to change Macias by Masias due to its pronunciation. An example of this is San Juan Macias, a Catholic saint from Badajoz (Spain) who lived in Peru. http://www.sanjuanmasias.com

There is not any remote relation between the name Macias and sephardits, as the previous article posted tries to argue, and the information included in it is completely inexact.


ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

Below found at http://www.art-marble.com/escudos/lista1/m.html
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Macías.- Linaje gallego. Pasó a la conquista de extremadura, donde fundó nuevas casas. Son sus armas: De gules, seis dados de plata puestos en dos palos.
Translation: Macias - Gaelican lineage. It moved to the conquest of Extremadura where they settled.

Below found at http://usuarios.lycos.es/heraldicahispana/mx.htm
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Macias.- Gallego.: De gules, seis dados de plata puestos en dos palos.
Translation: Macias - Gaelican. In red, six golden dice in two lines (description of the coat of arms).

Below found at http://www.netsic.com/robinhood/web_archivos/Heraldica/m.htm
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Macías.- Linaje gallego. Pasó a la conquista de extremadura, donde fundó nuevas casas.

Below found at http://personal.redestb.es/bgaley/alandar8.htm#11
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"The legend of Macias 'El Enamorado'"
Brief translation: In XV century took place the the love legend of the famous gaelican poet Macias. He born in Padron (La Coruna, Galicia) and died tragically. His ancestry was aristocratic and of an old lineage. In the palace of Don Enrique de Aragon, marquis of Villena, he knew his loved Elvira.

Below found at http://www.dim.uchile.cl/~anmoreir/escritos/siglo_oro/trova.html#a6
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Text of The Cantiga of Macias, A poem in Gaelican, the language from Galicia.


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