Vega History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vega family

The surname Vega was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Vega family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vega research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1503, 1535, 1557, 1562, 1616, 1635, 1776, and 1848 are included under the topic Early Vega History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vega Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vega, Vegas, Las Vegas, de la Vega, del la Vega and others.

Early Notables of the Vega family (pre 1700)

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Vega World Ranking

In the United States, the name Vega is the 360th most popular surname with an estimated 74,610 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Vega is ranked the 2,385th most popular surname with an estimated 2,500 - 3,000 people with that name. [2] And in South America, the name Vega is the 53rd popular surname with an estimated 74 people with that name. [3]


United States Vega migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vega Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Andres De Vega who settled in Florida in 1538
  • Melchor De Vega to traveled to Mexico in 1552 with his wife and child
  • Joseph De Vega who arrived in Peru in 1582
Vega Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Garcia DeLa Vega, who landed in America in 1811 [4]
  • Gonzalo De Vega, who arrived in America in 1813 [4]
  • Alonso De Vega, who arrived in America in 1814 [4]
  • Maria DelCarmen Vega, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [4]
  • Martin DeLa Vega, who arrived in America in 1817 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Vega Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Benedetto Vega, aged 35, who arrived in South Carolina in 1904 [4]
  • Adrian Vega, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Valladolish, Spain, in 1904
  • A. Vega, aged 45, who landed in America from Spain, in 1905
  • Adolf Vega, aged 15, who landed in America from Castrillon, Spain, in 1907
  • Adolfo Vega, aged 19, who settled in America from Asturias, Spain, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Vega migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Vega Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Rice Vega, who arrived in Jamaica in 1745 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vega (post 1700) +

  • Suzanne Vega (b. 1959), American songwriter and singer
  • Janine Pommy Vega (b. 1942), American poet
  • Juan Vega, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 2nd District, 1994 [6]
  • Joseph A. Vega, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1961 [6]
  • Gladys Vega, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000 [6]
  • George Vega, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004 [6]
  • Genevieve Vega, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2008 [6]
  • Francisco Vega, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979 [6]
  • B. J. Vega, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 [6]
  • Antonio Vega, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972 [6]
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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