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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Neves.The original bearer of the name Neves, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Neves family originally lived in the northern Spanish province of Navarra. The place-name Navarra is derived from the Basque word "nava," or "naba," which means "plain near the mountains."

Neves Early Origins



The surname Neves was first found in Aragon, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Neves Spelling Variations


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Neves Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Navarro, Navaro, Navarra, Navarre, Navarrolas and others.

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Neves Early History


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Neves Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neves research. Another 490 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1137, 1148, 1170, 1180, 1229, 1238, 1282, and 1469 are included under the topic Early Neves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neves Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neves Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Neves were sixteenth century Spanish engineer and officer Pedro Navarro; sixteenth century Spanish dramatist and actor Pedro Navarro; eighteenth century Spanish naval officer Juan José Navarro; Felipe Navarre, eighteenth century Spanish painter; nineteenth...

Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neves 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:

Neves Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Neves, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

Neves Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Neves, who landed in Virginia in 1703

Neves Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Almeida Neves, aged 21, who landed in America from P. Castello, Portugal, in 1915
  • Antonio Pinho Neves, aged 18, who settled in America from Aveiro, Portugal, in 1920
  • Antone Neves, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Antonio Neves, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Lisbon, Portugal, in 1920
  • Alvaro Neves, aged 21, who emigrated to America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neves (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neves (post 1700)



  • Manny Neves, retired Portuguese-American soccer midfielder
  • Emily M. Neves (b. 1982), American actress, singer and voice actor
  • Ralph P. Neves (1916-1995), American Hall of Fame jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing
  • Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930-2013), known simply as Gilmar, a Brazilian football goalkeeper
  • Pedro Luís Neves, Portuguese modern composer of classical music and author of several other genres
  • Serafim das Neves (b. 1920), former Portuguese footballer
  • Leandro Vissotto Neves (b. 1983), Brazilian volleyball player
  • Ricardo Manuel Fonseca Neves (b. 1989), Portuguese footballer
  • David Neves (1938-1994), Brazilian film director and screenwriter
  • Eugenio Andre Calesso das Neves (b. 1987), Portuguese footballer
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Neves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neves 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 8 December 2013 at 07:11.

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