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:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson