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Vela Early Origins



The surname Vela was first found in Navarre, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain.

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Vela Spelling Variations


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Vela Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vela, Velez and others.

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Vela Early History


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Vela Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vela research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vela History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vela Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vela Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vela 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:

Vela Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan Vela, who arrived in the West Indies in 1513
  • Martin Vela, who came to the Dominican Republic in 1513
  • Jorge Vela, who came to Mexico in 1531
  • Blas Vela, who arrived in America in 1576

Vela Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ignacio Vela, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1811
  • Juan Vela, who landed in America in 1812
  • Martin Vela, who landed in America in 1813
  • Julian Vela, who arrived in America in 1816
  • Jose Vela, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1823
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vela (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vela (post 1700)



  • Blanca Sanchez Vela (1936-2014), American politician and matriarch of one of the most prominent families in Brownsville, Texas
  • Norma Safford Vela, American television writer, director and producer
  • Roseanne "Rosie" Vela (b. 1954), American model and singer-songwriter
  • Manuel M. Vela, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996
  • Luce Vela, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 2008
  • Filemon Vela, American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 34th District; Elected 2012
  • Blasco Núñez Vela (1490-1546), first Spanish viceroy of Peru
  • Giuseppe Vela (b. 1977), Brazilian footballer
  • Arqueles Vela (1899-1977), Mexican writer, journalist and teacher
  • Sergio Vela (b. 1964), Mexican opera director, designer, radio and television host, musician, lawyer and academician
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Vela Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vela 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 24 November 2015 at 10:48.

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