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The prestigious surname Chaves originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years.

Chaves Early Origins



The surname Chaves was first found in Galicia, in northwestern Spain.

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Chaves Spelling Variations


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Chaves Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Chávez, Chavez, Chaves and others.

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Chaves Early History


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Chaves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaves research. Another 398 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1370 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Chaves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chaves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chaves Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chaves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chaves Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Andrés de Chaves, who arrived in America in 1512
  • Diego de Chaves, who arrived in America in 1526
  • Juan Chaves, who served with Pedro de Alvarado and who founded the settlement of Gracias a Dios in 1533
  • Bernardo de Chaves, who arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1534
  • Gómez de Chaves, who arrived in Cartagena in 1534
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chaves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andres De Chaves, who landed in America in 1812
  • Hemando De Chaves, who arrived in America in 1815
  • Nicolasa DeJesus Chaves, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • Juan De Chaves, who landed in America in 1817
  • Gonzalo De Chaves, who landed in America in 1817
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chaves Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ana Chaves, who arrived in Texas in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaves (post 1700)



  • Richard John Chaves (b. 1951), American actor
  • José Francisco Chaves (1833-1904), nineteenth century American politician, lawyer and farmer
  • Zachary A. Chaves, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State Senate 36th District, 2008
  • Jose Francisco Chaves (1833-1904), American Republican politician, Delegate to U.S. Congress from New Mexico Territory, 1865-67, 1869-71; Member New Mexico territorial council, 1875
  • E. V. Chaves, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico Territory, 1892, 1904
  • Amado Chaves Jr., American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in La Guaira, 1924
  • Miguel Chaves (b. 1955), former field hockey player from Spain
  • Ñuflo de Chaves (1518-1568), Spanish conquistador
  • Manuel Chaves, Spanish politician and Minister for Labour and Social Security
  • Manuel Chaves y Rey, Spanish writer
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Chaves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaves Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 March 2016 at 10:35.

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