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:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch