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Origins Available: Italian, Spanish

Where did the Italian Vigil family come from? What is the Italian Vigil family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vigil family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vigil family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Vigliotti, Viglieti, Ghligliotti, Ghliglione, Vigliotto, Vigliotti, Biglietto and many more.

First found in Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte, Piedmontese and Occitan: Piemont), a territorial division of northern Italy at the foot of the Alps consisting of the provinces of Alessandria, Cuneo, Novara and Turin. Later Aosta and Vercelli were added and still later, Asti. History is related back to 49 B.C. The house of Savoy rose in 1000 A.D. 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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vigil research. Another 211 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1822, 1825, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Vigil History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Vigil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vigil Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Jose Vigil, who arrived in Havana, Cuba, from Santander, Spain, aboard the "Mozart," in 1852
  • Juan Vigil, who arrived in Havana, Cuba from Gijon, Spain in 1858
  • Gerardo Vigil, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Ferdinand Vigil, age 19, who arrived at Ellis Island New York from Havana in 1893, aboard the "Cuidad Condal"
  • Gerardo Vigil, age 16, who arrived at Ellis Island New York in 1893 from Yucatan, Mexico


Vigil Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Julio Vigil, aged 23, who emigrated to America, in 1922

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  • Robert Vigil (b. 1953), American, infamous treasurer of the State of New Mexico
  • J Diego Vigil, American professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, at the University of California, Irvine
  • Edward Vigil, legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado
  • Carol Jean Vigil (1946-2009), American judge based in the state of New Mexico
  • José Luis Martín Vigil (b. 1919), Spanish priest, religious scholar and novelist
  • Sergio Vigil (b. 1965), former field hockey player from Argentina
  • Juan Diego González Vigil (b. 1985), Peruvian footballer
  • Olga Lidia Vigil (b. 1970), retired female basketball player from Cuba
  • Fernando Velázquez Vigil (b. 1950), Cuban artist specialising in ceramics and painting


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  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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The Vigil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vigil 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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