Velázquez 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 Velázquez 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 Velázquez family

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

Early History of the Velázquez family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Velázquez research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1110, 1607 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Velázquez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Velázquez 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 Velázquez 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...
Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Velázquez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Velázquez migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Velázquez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hernan Velazquez, who arrived in America in 1810 [1]
  • Juan Velazquez, who arrived in America in 1810 [1]
  • Jorge Velazquez, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Bernardino Velazquez, who landed in America in 1816 [1]
  • Catalina Velazquez, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Velázquez (post 1700) +

  • Gilberto Arnulfo Velazquez (b. 1979), American Major League Baseball infielder
  • Freddie Velázquez (b. 1937), professional baseball player
  • Sam Velazquez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988 [2]
  • Miguel Velazquez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [2]
  • Martin Velazquez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996 [2]
  • Juan Velázquez, of León was a Spanish conqueror, who along with Hernán Cortés participated in the third Spanish expedition to continental America
  • Diego Rodriguez de Silvay Velazquez (1599-1660), Spanish painter
  • César Velázquez (b. 1972), former Paraguayan footballer
  • Carmen Nydia Velázquez, Puerto Rican comedian and singer
  • Gerardo Velazquez (b. 1990), Mexican actor and singer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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