Blasco 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. The patronymic Blasco 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 Blasco family

The surname Blasco was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

Important Dates for the Blasco family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blasco research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1110, 1607 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Blasco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blasco 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 Blasco 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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Blasco migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blasco Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Koenraet Blasco, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
Blasco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Bta Blasco, aged 45, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Pedro Blasco, who landed in Florida in 1838 [1]
  • Generoso Blasco, who arrived in Puerto Rica in 1860 [1]
  • Estanislao Blasco, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Manuel Blasco, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Blasco (post 1700)

  • Ruth Gloria Blasco Ibáñez (1910-2003), known by her stage name of Ruth Hall, an American film actress
  • Joe Blasco (b. 1947), American makeup artist who has worked for 50 years in Hollywood, awarded the "Distinguished Achievement Award" in the category makeup of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) in 2004
  • Victor Blasco (b. 1994), Spanish footballer
  • Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867-1928), best-selling Spanish novelist, journalist and politician
  • Miriam Blasco Soto (b. 1963), Spanish gold medalist judo competitor at the 1992 Olympic Games
  • Miguel Blasco, Spanish musical producer and songwriter
  • María Antonia Blasco Marhuenda (b. 1965), Spanish molecular biologist
  • José Ruiz y Blasco (1838-1913), Spanish painter, an art teacher and the father of artist Pablo Picasso
  • Joan Lerma i Blasco (b. 1951), Spanish politician, President of the Generalitat Valenciana (1982-1995)
  • Jesús Blasco (1919-1995), Spanish author and artist of comic books
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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