The prestigious surname Chavez originated in Spain, a country which has figured prominently in world affairs for hundreds of years.
Early Origins of the Chavez family
The surname Chavez was first found in Galicia, in northwestern Spain.
Important Dates for the Chavez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chavez research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1370 and 1815 are included under the topic Early Chavez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Contemporary Notables of the name Chavez (post 1700)
César Chávez (1927-1993), American farm workers union leader
César Estrada Chavez (1927-1993), founder of the National Farm Workers Association, which became United Farm Workers and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Angélico Chávez (1910-1996), American Franciscan priest, historian, author, poet, and painter
Dionicio Chavez (1888-1962), American Democrat politician, Member of New Mexico State House of Representatives, 1922; U.S. Representative from New Mexico at-large, 1931-35; U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1936-62 
David Chavez Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1952 
Daniel F. Chavez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2008 (alternate) 
Dan Chavez, American politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 79th District, 2002, 2004; Republican Candidate for Texas State Senate 29th District, 2010, 2012 
Cindy M. Chavez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 
Carlos S. Chavez, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Palmdale, California, 1999 
Benjamin Anthony Chavez, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico 2nd District, 1994 
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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