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Vásquez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In Spain, the earliest forms of hereditary surnames were patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronymic Vásquez is such a name, having been derived from the medieval given name Velasco. This name was in turn derived from the Basque word "bela," which means "crow," and the diminutive suffix sko.

Early Origins of the Vásquez family


The surname Vásquez was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

Early History of the Vásquez family


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Vásquez Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Blas, Blasco, Blásquez, Blasquez, Velázquez, Velazquez, Vásquez, Vasquez, Vázquez, Vazquez, Velasco, Vélez, Velez, Velasquez and many more.

Early Notables of the Vásquez family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family were Pero Vélez, a thirteenth century Castilian nobleman; Pero Vélez de Guevara, fourteenth century poet; fifteenth century knight Pero Vázquez de Saavedra; Juan Bautista Vázquez of Seville, sixteenth century sculptor; Golden Age court painter Diego Velázquez (whose full name was...
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Migration of the Vásquez family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vásquez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D Vasquez, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Domingo Vasquez, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Francisco Vasquez, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • I Vasquez, aged 38, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jose Vasquez, aged 43, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
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Vásquez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agiulino Vasquez, aged 28, who arrived in America from Merida, Mexico, in 1907
  • Delio Vasquez, aged 0, who arrived in America from La Linea, Spain, in 1907
  • Antonio Vasquez, aged 20, who arrived in America from Panama, Panama, in 1909
  • E. Jose Vasquez, aged 31, who arrived in America from Cambre, Spain, in 1910
  • Adele Vasquez, aged 30, who arrived in America from Baracelona, Spain, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Vásquez (post 1700)


  • Eric Vasquez (b. 1982), American soccer player
  • Joseph B. "Joe" Vasquez (1962-1995), American independent film maker
  • Randy Vasquez (b. 1961), American actor
  • Roberta Vasquez (b. 1963), American model and B-movie actress
  • Pierre Luis Vasquez (1798-1868), American mountain man and trader
  • Gaddi Holguin Vasquez (b. 1955), the 8th United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture Dept
  • Jacinto Vásquez (b. 1944), retired American Hall of Fame thoroughbred jockey
  • Virgil Matthew Vasquez (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher
  • Martin Vasquez (b. 1963), Mexican-born American former professional soccer player
  • Jhonen Vasquez (b. 1974), American comic book writer, cartoonist and music video director
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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)

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