Show ContentsJavier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble Spanish surname Javier is local in origin, as it is derived from the name of the place where the original bearer once lived or owned land. Thus, this surname would simply have identified the original bearer as one who hailed from this place. In ancient times, before the advent of a formal system of hereditary family surnames, it was common practice to name a person according to his place of origin.

The name Javier spread because of devotion to Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552), the Spanish missionary who, together, with Ignatius of Loyola, founded the Society of Jesus in 1534.

Early Origins of the Javier family

The surname Javier was first found in the northern region of Navarre.

Early History of the Javier family

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Javier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Xavier, Javié and others.

Early Notables of the Javier family (pre 1700)

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Javier Ranking

In the United States, the name Javier is the 6,807th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Javier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Javier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franc Javier, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1849 [2]
  • Francisco Javier, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1880 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Javier (post 1700) +

  • Garza Javier, American sound engineer and mixer from Florida
  • Colon Javier (b. 1978), American singer and songwriter
  • Daniel Morales "Danny" Javier (1947-2022), Filipino singer-songwriter, musician, actor, television host, and a businessman, one of the members and lead vocalist of the popular musical trio The APO Hiking Society
  • Beethoven Javier (1947-2017), Uruguayan former football player and coach
  • Mark Pinili Javier (b. 1981), professional archer from the Philippines
  • Evelio Javier (b. 1942), provincial governor in the Philippines
  • Jaime Javier Barrero López (1949-2022), Spanish politician, Member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, he served in the Congress of Deputies from 1982 to 2016
  • Pablo Javier Morant (b. 1970), retired Argentine footballer who played from 1990 to 2003
  • Francisco Javier Imbroda Ortiz (1961-2022), Spanish basketball coach and politician, born in Melilla, Spain
  • Cristopher Javier Mansilla Almonacid (1990-2021), Chilean track and road cyclist who died from COVID-19 at the age of 30

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook