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

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

First found in Galicia, in northwestern Spain.


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

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

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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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  • Larry E. Chavis, American politician, Mayor of Richmond, Virginia, 1996-98
  • Jordan Chavis, American Republican politician, Minister; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1896
  • Austin Chavis, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 4th District, 1956, 1958


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  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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  4. 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.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  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. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
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The Chavis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chavis 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 27 December 2015 at 15:50.

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