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Multiple Origins for the Surname Govea


Portuguese


The distinguished Portuguese surname Govea is of toponymic origin. Toponymic surnames are those names which derive their origin from the name of the place from which the original bearer hailed. In this instance the name Govea is derived from the place name "Gouveia", which is the name of a town located in Portugal.

Govea Early Origins



The surname Govea was first found in the town of Gouveia in Portugal. The original bearer of the Govea surname was Fernao Nunes de Gouveia, who lived during the reign of King Joao I of Portugal in the 14th century.

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Govea Spelling Variations


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Govea Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gouveias, Govea and others.

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Govea Early History


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Govea Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Govea research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1368, 1497, 1548, 1505 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Govea History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Govea Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Govea Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Govea 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 were:

Govea Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cranuel Govea, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Agustin Govea, aged 44, who settled in America from Olhas, in 1906
  • Agustin Govea, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Olhao, Portugal, in 1907
  • Carlos Govea, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Portugal, Olhas, in 1911
  • Maria A. de Freitas Govea, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from Sac Pedro, Madeira, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Govea (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Govea (post 1700)



  • A. E. B. Govea, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Zanzibar, 1889
  • Juan José Govea Tenorio (b. 1991), Ecuadorian international footballer

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Govea Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Govea Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Govea 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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