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Dominguez Family HistoryThis unusual surname is of early medieval Spanish origin, and is a patronymic form of the male given name "Domingo", itself deriving either from the Latin "Dominicus", belonging to the Lord, from "dominus", lord, master, or from "dies dominica", "day of the Lord". This name was borne by a Spanish saint, born of a Castilian family at Calaruega in 1170, who founded the Dominican order of monks. His subsequent fame gave an added boost to the popularity of the name, already well established because of its symbolic value. The characteristic Spanish patronymic suffix "-ez" is believed to derive from a Latin genitive "-ici" (denoting affiliation)...
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