Chavez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Chavez Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Chavez family (pre 1700)

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

Chavez migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chavez Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Trinidad Chávez Aparicio, who introduced cacao and chocolate from Mexico to Spain in 1570
Chavez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicholas Chavez, aged 34, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1825 [1]
  • Antonio Francisco De Chavez, who landed in New Spain in 1877 [1]
  • Crisastonis Chavez, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States from Luttinta, in 1893
Chavez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angel Lopez Chavez, aged 55, who settled in America from Havana, Cuba, in 1908
  • Angelicia Chavez, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Antonio Lopez Chavez, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Carlos Guillerno Chavez, aged 5, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Agustin Loera Chavez, aged 22, who settled in America from Vera Cruz, Mexico, in 1915
  • ... (More are available 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 [2]
  • David Chavez Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1952 [2]
  • Daniel F. Chavez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2008 (alternate) [2]
  • 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 [2]
  • Cindy M. Chavez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [2]
  • Carlos S. Chavez, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Palmdale, California, 1999 [2]
  • Benjamin Anthony Chavez, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico 2nd District, 1994 [2]
  • ... (Another 35 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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