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Where did the Spanish Estevez family come from? What is the Spanish Estevez family crest and coat of arms? When did the Estevez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Estevez family history?

The distinguished Spanish surname Estevez is a proud sign of a rich and ancient heritage. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is "ez."


Spelling variations of this family name include: Estévez, Estevez, Estébez, Estebez, Esteva, Estevas, Estebas, Esteve, Esteves, Estévan, Estevan, Estéban, Esteban, Estébanez, Estebanez, Estévanez, Estevanez and many more.

First found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of Spain.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Estevez research. Another 610 words(44 lines of text) covering the years 1037, 1129, and 1139 are included under the topic Early Estevez History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 56 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Estevez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Alonso Estévez sailed to America in 1528
  • Lorenzo Estévez sailed to America in 1528

Estevez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alonso Estevez, who arrived in America in 1828
  • Lorenzo Estevez, who landed in America in 1828
  • M Estevez, aged 21, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1832
  • Roque Estevez, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Gregorio Estevez, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860


  • Carlos Irwin Estévez (b. 1965), birth name of Charlie Sheen, a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor
  • Juan A Estevez Jr., American entertainment management, marketing and production executive
  • Ramon Gerardo Antonio Estevez (b. 1940), birth name of Martin Sheen, American Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy award winning film actor
  • Ramon Luis "Ray" Estevez (b. 1963), also known as Ramon Sheen, an American actor and director, son of Martin Sheen
  • Emilio Estevez (b. 1962), American actor, director, and writer, known for his roles in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, Repo Man, The Mighty Ducks and many more
  • Joseph "Joe" Estevez (b. 1946), American actor, director, and producer, brother of Martin Sheen
  • Renée Pilar Estevez (b. 1967), American actress and writer, daughter of Martin Sheen
  • Reyes Estévez López (b. 1976), Spanish two-time gold and silver medalist 1500 metres runner
  • Raúl Enrique Estévez (b. 1978), Argentine footballer
  • Carlos Maximiliano Estévez (b. 1977), Argentine footballer



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  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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  6. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Espańoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
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The Estevez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Estevez 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 12 February 2014 at 08:37.

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