Vidales History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Vidales has its origins in the mountainous Regions of Spain. The surname Vidales is derived from the personal name Vidal and literally means "son or descendant of Vidal." The personal name Vidal is derived from the Latin name "Vitalis," from the word "vita," which means "life."

Early Origins of the Vidales family

The surname Vidales was first found in the four provinces of Catalonia (north- eastern Spain) and in the Balears islands.The earliest reference of the surname Vidales is a thirteenth century record of a Pedro Vidal, a troubadour in Provence (France,) who died in the year 1200.

Important Dates for the Vidales family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vidales research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1317 and 1581 are included under the topic Early Vidales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vidales Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vidalle, Vital, Vidales, Vitale, Vitel, Vidals and others.

Early Notables of the Vidales family (pre 1700)

Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Bernardo Vidal, Counselor of King James I, who...
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vidales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vidales migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vidales Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Vidales, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [1]
  • Costanza Vidales, who landed in New Spain in 1836 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vidales (post 1700)

  • Juana Vidales, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004 [2]
  • Jane Vidales, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [2]
  • Francisco Javier Rodríguez Vidales (b. 1965), Spanish football coach
  • Damián Zepeda Vidales (b. 1978), Mexican politician, Deputy of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Sonora (2013-)
  • Luis Vidales (1904-1990), Colombian poet and writer
  • Jhonny Víctor Vidales Lature (b. 1992), Peruvian footballer

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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