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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 Velez 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.

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

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

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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 Velez 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:

Velez Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ruy Velez, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Lucia Velez, who arrived in New Spain in 1834
  • Catalina Velez, who landed in Veragua in 1835
  • Francisco Velez, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835
  • Isabel Velez, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1836
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Velez Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ana Velez, aged 30, who landed in America from Medellin, Columbia, in 1910
  • Berta Velez, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Mexico City, Mexico, in 1910
  • Arnaldo Velez, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Iquique, Chile, in 1918
  • Bernardo Velez, aged 39, who settled in America from Solares, Spain, in 1920
  • Anselo Velez, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1920
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  • Virginia Velez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Rosa Velez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008
  • Ramon S. Velez, American politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972; Victory Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1978
  • Miguel Velez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Elizabeth Velez, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1996
  • Basilio Velez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1912
  • Miguel G. Ortiz Velez, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1996
  • Eddie Velez (b. 1958), Hispanic-American actor
  • Desiree Marie Velez, Puerto Rican-American actor
  • Enrique Arturo Laguerre Vélez (1906-2005), Puerto Rican teacher and critic
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    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
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