Show ContentsVenegas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Venegas has its origins in the south of the Iberian peninsula. The surname Venegas is derived from the personal name of the father of the original bearer. In this case, the surname is derived from the personal name Egas, and thus signifies "son or descendant of Egas."

Early Origins of the Venegas family

The surname Venegas was first found in areas throughout the kingdom of Andalusia. Early records have shown that the surname Venegas may have also originated in Portugal.

Early History of the Venegas family

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Venegas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Venegas, Benegas, Viegas and others.

Early Notables of the Venegas family

Notable bearers of the family name Venegas

  • Pedro Venegas de Saavedra, a poet born in Sanlucar la Mayor in 1576, who was known for his poem "Remedios de Amor"
  • Don Egas Salvador y Venegas de Cordoba, made Count of Luque in 1624

Venegas Ranking

In the United States, the name Venegas is the 3,940th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Venegas migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Venegas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Garcia Venegas who settled in New Spain in 1525
  • Andres Venegas, who settled in New Spain in 1576
  • Catalina Venegas DeFigueroa who arrived in Peru in 1592
Venegas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Garcia Venegas, who landed in New Spain in 1835 [2]
  • Rafael Venegas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1838 [2]
  • Luis Venegas Pagan who went to Puerto Rico in 1859
  • Luis Venegas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1859 [2]
  • Manuel Venegas, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1864 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Venegas (post 1700) +

  • Charlie Venegas (b. 1967), American professional speedway rider
  • Miguel Venegas (1680-1764), Spanish Jesuit administrator and historian
  • Luis Venegas (b. 1979), Spanish creative director, editor and publisher
  • Luis Maldonado Venegas (1956-2019), Mexican politician and attorney
  • Erika Venegas (b. 1988), Mexican soccer player
  • Julieta Venegas (b. 1970), Mexican singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer
  • Juan Evangelista Venegas (1929-1980), the first Puerto Rican to win an Olympic medal
  • Luis Gerardo Venegas (b. 1984), Mexican footballer
  • Socorro Venegas (b. 1972), award-winning Mexican writer
  • Miguel Venegas Cifuentes (b. 1908), Chilean architect

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook