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  • Doña Aurora Reyes-Recto (deceased)
    Aurora Reyes-Recto was crowned Miss Visayas at the 1st National Beauty Contest, held at the 1926 Manila Carnival. More here: .
  • Crisanto Mendoza de los Reyes (1828 - c.1895)
    Crisanto Mendoza de los Reyes was an affluent businessman and a member of the Pandacan Masonic Lodge. He was one of the 154 heroes of the Cavite Mutiny of 1872. More here: .
  • Elisea Reyes (1873 - 1969)
    Elisea “Seang” Reyes-Galang was among "The Brave Women of Malolos". Though she did not go on to higher education, she spoke Spanish well. Along with her family, she aided the revolutionary army by prov...
  • Estanislao de los Reyes (deceased)
    In the fight against the Americans, the Katipunan movement was very much alive in Vigan. According to William Henry Scott – Ilocano Responses to American Aggression, 1900-1901, “ The Calvo family was a...

About the Reyes surname

From the Old French rey, meaning king, Reyes was often bestowed as a nickname for a man who carried himself in a regal, or kingly, fashion. Alternative meanings include "one who plays the part of a king in a pageant" or "someone who works in the king's house."

Reyes is the 19th most popular Hispanic surname, and the 81st most popular surname in the United States.