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In Spain, the earliest forms of hereditary surnames were patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronymic Velasco is such a name, having been derived from the medieval given name Velasco. This name was in turn derived from the Basque word "bela," which means "crow," and the diminutive suffix sko.

Velasco Early Origins



The surname Velasco was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

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Velasco Spelling Variations


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Velasco Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Blas, Blasco, Blásquez, Blasquez, Velázquez, Velazquez, Vásquez, Vasquez, Vázquez, Vazquez, Velasco, Vélez, Velez, Velasquez and many more.

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Velasco Early History


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Velasco Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Velasco research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1110 is included under the topic Early Velasco History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Velasco Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Velasco Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Pero Vélez, a thirteenth century Castilian nobleman; Pero Vélez de Guevara, fourteenth century poet; fifteenth century knight Pero Vázquez de Saavedra; Juan Bautista Vázquez of Seville, sixteenth...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Velasco 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:

Velasco Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Bartolomé Velasco, who emigrated to Peru in 1561
  • Antonio Velasco, to Hispaniola in 1563
  • Francisco Velasco, to New Granada in 1565
  • Toribio Velasco, to Cartagena in 1565
  • Diego Velasco, to New Spain in 1565
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Velasco Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Melchor Velasco, who landed in America in 1812
  • Bernal Velasco, who landed in America in 1812
  • Pedro Velasco, who landed in America in 1817
  • Miguel De Velasco, who arrived in America in 1828
  • Juan De Velasco, who arrived in America in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Velasco (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Velasco (post 1700)



  • Oscar A. Velasco, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 37th District, 2002; Candidate for Mayor of Carson, California, 2004
  • José María Velasco Gómez (1840-1912), Mexican painter
  • Pedro Thomas Ruiz de Velasco (1915-1996), owner of the original 1821 Act of Independence of Mexico
  • Juan Velasco (1910-1977), Peruvian General, ruler of Peru, 1968-1975
  • José Antonio Manso de Velasco (1688-1767), Governor of Chile and viceroy of Peru
  • Miguel Alemán Velasco (b. 1932), Mexican politician, businessman and philanthropist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Velasco Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Velasco 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 16 October 2016 at 13:43.

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