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Where did the Italian Chaves family come from? What is the Italian Chaves family crest and coat of arms? When did the Chaves family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Chaves family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cheaves, Chaves, Cioffani, Chiapponi, Chiava and many more.
First found in Aquila capital of Abruzzi Province of Italy. A city on the valley of the Aterno. The citadel (1535) of the Spanish viceroy Don Pedro de Toledo. The church of St Bewrardin is notable. The fountain outside the town has 99 jets. It was founded Conrad, son of Emperor Frederick II in 1250. The Spaniards captured it in 1503. Sacked by the French in 1799. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. Originally of Castille in Spain, the Italian was moved of army XVI of Carlo V.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaves research. Another 315 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1584, 1675, and 1796 are included under the topic Early Chaves History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Chaves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
- Andrés de Chaves, who arrived in America in 1512
- Diego de Chaves, who arrived in America in 1526
- Juan Chaves, who served with Pedro de Alvarado and who founded the settlement of Gracias a Dios in 1533
- Bernardo de Chaves, who arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1534
- Gómez de Chaves, who arrived in Cartagena in 1534
Chaves Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- Andres De Chaves, who landed in America in 1812
- Hemando De Chaves, who arrived in America in 1815
- Nicolasa DeJesus Chaves, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
- Juan De Chaves, who landed in America in 1817
- Gonzalo De Chaves, who landed in America in 1817
Chaves Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Ana Chaves, who arrived in Texas in 1923
- José Francisco Chaves (1833-1904), nineteenth century American politician, lawyer and farmer
- Richard John Chaves (b. 1951), American actor
- Federico Chaves, lawyer, politician and former President of Paraguay
- Manuel Chaves y Rey, Spanish writer
- Manuel Chaves, Spanish politician and Minister for Labour and Social Security
- Manuel Antonio Chaves (1818-1889), known as El Leoncito (the little lion), was a soldier in the Mexican Army
- Soraia Chaves (b. 1982), Portuguese actress and model
- Leandro Chaves (b. 1983), Brazilian footballer
- Luis Chaves (b. 1969), Costa Rican poet
- Juca Chaves (b. 1938), Brazilian comedian, singer and writer
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- Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
The Chaves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaves Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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