Brief history of Alfes (Lleida, Catalonia, Spain)
"The name comes from the Arabic "al-Fahs" = "field crops". The existence of a Moorish fortress and abundant pottery found nearby denote the origin of the Arab population.
In the 1120 agreement signed Avifelel and Count Ramon Berenguer III, figure, among other strengths, Castle Afesta, which could correspond to Alfes. But the first news are safe after the Christian conquest in the sector (appears as a limit Vinfaro writing in 1197) and was originally the manor of the cathedral chapter of Lleida. The repopulation was made through letters of canons Lleida soon ceded their rights to proprietary laymen. Thus, in 1251 were either Mr. Arnau Sanaüja, Mr Borges White and builder of the palace had become the town council of Lleida, and honorable in this family continued until his death (1342)
Peter Sanaüja, last lord of Borges."
This is a Google Translation from Spanish.