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

Chavis Early Origins



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

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Chavis Spelling Variations


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Chavis Spelling Variations



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

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Chavis Early History


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Chavis Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Chavis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chavis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chavis 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 Chavis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chavis (post 1700)



  • 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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Chavis Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. 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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