Vicens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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. Similar to many Spanish patronymic names, the distinguished surname Vicens is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The surname Vicens is derived from the given name Vicente, which is in turn derived from the Latin personal name Vincent, which means conquering.

Early Origins of the Vicens family

The surname Vicens was first found in Castile, the medieval Spanish kingdom whose language and culture were to spread to many countries around the world.

Important Dates for the Vicens family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vicens research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1064, 1465 and 1536 are included under the topic Early Vicens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vicens Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vicente, Vincente, Vicenz, Vincenz, Vicens and many more.

Early Notables of the Vicens family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vicens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vicens migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vicens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Vicens, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1810 [1]
  • Vicente Vicens, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Bernardino Vicens, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Andres Vicens, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1868 [1]
  • Antonio Vicens, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1883 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vicens (post 1700)

  • Josefina Vicens (1911-1988), Mexican novelist, screenwriter and journalist
  • Juan "Pachín" Vicéns (1934-2007), Puerto Rican basketball player
  • Antonio Vicens -Gonzalez, 20th Adjutant General of the Puerto Rico National Guard

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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