Velasques History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In Spain, the earliest forms of hereditary surnames were patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronymic Velasques is such a name, having been derived from the medieval given name Velasco. This name was in turn derived from the Basque word "bela," which means "crow," and the diminutive suffix sko.
Early Origins of the Velasques family
The surname Velasques was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Important Dates for the Velasques family
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Velasques Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Blas, Blasco, Blásquez, Blasquez, Velázquez, Velazquez, Vásquez, Vasquez, Vázquez, Vazquez, Velasco, Vélez, Velez, Velasquez and many more.
Early Notables of the Velasques family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Pero Vélez, a thirteenth century Castilian nobleman; Pero Vélez de Guevara, fourteenth century poet; fifteenth century knight Pero Vázquez de Saavedra; Juan Bautista Vázquez of Seville, sixteenth century sculptor; Golden Age court painter Diego Velázquez (whose full name was...
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Migration of the Velasques family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, who helped to colonize Cuba, and Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón, a nobleman who voyaged to Mexico with Corté.
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