This name change occurred during assimilation into Spanish society.

Pedro And Cristobal de Paz (1475/1485-change)

They were born to Jewish merchant Sancho de Paz of Llerena who converted to Catholicism. After their father had been relocated by the Inquisition, they assimilated into Spanish society.


paz: (Spanish) peace
miño: (Spanish) cinnabar red

The children and grandchildren of Pedro and Cristobal would go on to find their wealth in Ecuador.


  • (Image Attribution) Pazmiño. “Coat of Arms of Pazmiño family.” Wikipedia. 07 Februry 2012. CC BY-SA 3.0.
  • Jurado Noboa, Fernando (2001). Los Paz en el Ecuador y en el sur de Colombia (in Spanish). Sociedad Amigos de la Genealogía.

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