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 Blasquez 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 Blasquez family
Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Blasquez family
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Blasquez 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 Blasquez family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Blasquez family to the New World and Oceana
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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