Goya Family History
Goya Name Meaning
Japanese: written 胡屋 ‘barbarian room’ or 呉屋 ‘give room’. It is found mostly in the Ryūkyū Islands. As in China foreigners were called barbarians in Japan and the Ryūkyūs in earlier times. Basque: Castilianized form of Goia a topographic name from goi ‘upper part’ + the definite article -a. Galician: habitational name from Goya in Lugo province Galicia (Spain).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022