Macias originates from Leon, Spain.Also was found in Galicia and Estremadura.Also found in Toledo.Jews lived in Leon, Toledo and in the higher parts of Galicia.
Below found at:http://members.tripod.com/~GaryFelix/index10.htmhttp://members.tripod.com/~GaryFelix/index10.htm ============================ The following is a list of names found on public documents in Northeastern Mexico before 1724 (I've only included Macias).
Origin: Leon, Galicia, Estremadura Many Jews became conversos and also hid under the Catholic priesthood (to continue reading Torah).
Below at www.infokey.com: ========================= The macias 's first appeared in Spain during the 12th century The macias 's are anciently of Spanish tribal origin They held lands and estates in Leon The macias family appear in the court records in medieval times The macias family branched into other territories and holdings 18th and 19th century records show the macias family branching to the New World (New Spain-known as Mexico), Australia and South Africa (also branched into Portugal -- interesting, this is where the Jews went also). Many members served at war and in battle including WWI and WWII.