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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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Blas, Blasco, Blásquez, Blasquez, Velázquez, Velazquez, Vásquez, Vasquez, Vázquez, Vazquez, Velasco, Vélez, Velez, Velasquez and many more.
First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
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.
Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Velez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
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
- 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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- 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.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
- Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
- Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
- Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
The Velez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Velez 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.
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