Neves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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."
Early Origins of the Neves family
The surname Neves was first found in Aragon, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Neves family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neves research. Another 211 words (15 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.
Neves Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Navarro, Navaro, Navarra, Navarre, Navarrolas and others.
Early Notables of the Neves family (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...
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In the United States, the name Neves is the 8,265th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Neves is ranked the 7,015th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 
Neves migration to the United States +
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 immigrated to the United States from Lisbon, Portugal, in 1920
- Alvaro Neves, aged 21, who immigrated to America, in 1921
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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
- Javier Neves Mujica (1953-2021), Peruvian politician, Minister of Labor and Promotion of Employment; he died of COVID-19
- 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
- ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
- ^ 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)