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

Chavira Early Origins



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

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Chavira Spelling Variations


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Chavira Spelling Variations



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

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Chavira Early History


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Chavira Early History



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

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Chavira Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chavira Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chavira 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 or some of its variants were: Juan Chaves, who served with Pedro de Alvarado and who founded the settlement of Gracias a Dios in 1533. Also of note was Nuflo de Chaves, who voyaged to the New World with Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1542.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chavira (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chavira (post 1700)



  • Itan Daniel Chavira (b. 1987), American gold medalist minor league ice hockey forward in the Men's Roller inline hockey at the 2013 World Games
  • Ricardo Antonio Chavira (b. 1971), American two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winning actor, known for his role as Carlos Solis in Desperate Housewives (2004-2012)
  • Arlo Chavira, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 81st District, 2004 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Javier Lozano Chavira (b. 1971), Mexican footballer

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Chavira Family Crest Products


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Chavira Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  2. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
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The Chavira Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chavira 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 28 August 2017 at 20:11.

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