Velasquez History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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 Velasquez 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.
Early Origins of the Velasquez family
The surname Velasquez was first found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Early History of the Velasquez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Velasquez research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1110, 1607 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Velasquez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Velasquez 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.
Early Notables of the Velasquez family (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 century sculptor; Golden Age court painter Diego Velázquez (whose full name was...
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In the United States, the name Velasquez is the 685th most popular surname with an estimated 42,279 people with that name. 
Velasquez migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Velasquez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Delons Velasquez, aged 16, who settled in America, in 1897
Velasquez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Federico Crempie Velasquez, aged 43, who landed in America from Barranquilla, Columbia, in 1912
- Ernesto Velasquez, aged 18, who landed in America from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1913
- Evangalina Velasquez, aged 35, who immigrated to America from Medellin, Columbia, in 1914
- Fred Velasquez, who immigrated to the United States, in 1914
- Alexand Velasquez, aged 25, who landed in America from Barranquilla, Columbia, in 1916
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Contemporary Notables of the name Velasquez (post 1700) +
- Jorge Velásquez (b. 1946), Panama-born, American thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey
- Modesto Velasquez, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1952 
- Maria R. Velasquez, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984 
- Manuel Velasquez, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 25th District, 1952; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1958 
- Louis D. Velasquez, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972; Mayor of Fullerton, California, 1979-80 
- Arthur Velasquez, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008 
- Luis Cáceres Velásquez (1930-2021), Peruvian politician who served as Mayor of Arequipa, Mayor of San Román and Congressman
- Carlos Iván Velasquez (b. 1984), Puerto Rican amateur boxer
- Wilmer Raynel Neal Velasquez (b. 1972), retired Honduran football player
- Regine Velasquez (b. 1970), Filipina singer, actress
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