Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname
Ruiz Surname Origin
(Spanish) patronymic from the personal name Ruy, a short form of Rodrigo - son of Rodrigo
Source: American Surnames. ; Smith, Elsdon C; Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
Ruiz Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Ruiz family history than the origin of your surname:
A Ruiz Family History Thought:
'There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.' --Helen Keller