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The Nieves surname is derived from a place called Nevay in Angus.

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The surname Nieves was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and were granted lands by King David of Scotland.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nevay, Neave, Neaves, Nevey, Neve, Neevey and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nieves research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1453, 1558, 1870 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Nieves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nieves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nieves Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Justo Nieves, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Maria De Nieves, who arrived in New Spain in 1876
  • Tomas Nieves, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1878
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  • Israel Nieves, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000 (alternate), 2004
  • Carmen L. Nieves, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2000
  • María Antonieta de las Nieves (b. 1950), Mexican actress of voice-over, film, and television
  • Néstor Nieves (b. 1974), retired Venezuelan middle- and long-distance runner
  • Nelson Nieves (b. 1934), Venezuelan Olympic fencer
  • Luis López Nieves (b. 1950), best-selling Puerto Rican author
  • José Nieves (b. 1975), Venezuelan former shortstop in Major League Baseball
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sola proba quae honestas
Motto Translation: Those things only are good which are honorable.

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    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
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    The Nieves Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nieves 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.

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