Govea History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Govea family

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.

Early History of the Govea family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Govea research. Another 67 words (5 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.

Govea Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Govea family (pre 1700)

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United States Govea migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Govea Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Cranuel Govea, aged 28, who immigrated to America, in 1903
  • Agustin Govea, aged 44, who settled in America from Olhas, in 1906
  • Agustin Govea, aged 21, who immigrated to the United States from Olhao, Portugal, in 1907
  • Carlos Govea, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Portugal, Olhas, in 1911
  • Maria A. de Freitas Govea, aged 41, who immigrated 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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Govea (post 1700) +

  • A. E. B. Govea, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Zanzibar, 1889 [1]
  • Juan José Govea Tenorio (b. 1991), Ecuadorian international footballer


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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