Origin of the name AUIZA.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name AUIZA.
Auiza and Avicia are
found in the Liber Vitæ Ecclesiæ Dunelmensis (Surtees
Society). Auiza occurs on p. 53, and is referred to about the
beginning of the thirteenth century. (Notes and Queries, v.11,
1897). Its original form Ferguson
takes to be Gothic Avagisa
(q.v.), an 8th-century name, meaning "ancestor-hostage." (Surnames as a
Science, Ferguson, 1883)