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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."

Venegas Early Origins



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.

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Venegas Spelling Variations


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Venegas Spelling Variations



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

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Venegas Early History


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Venegas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Venegas research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1553, 1599, 1576, 1624 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Venegas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Venegas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Venegas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Venegas 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:

Venegas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Garcia Venegas who came to New Spain in 1525
  • Andres Venegas came to 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
  • Rafael Venegas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1838
  • Rafael Venegas who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1838
  • Luis Venegas Pagan who went to Puerto Rico in 1859
  • Luis Venegas, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Venegas (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Venegas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Venegas 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 6 May 2015 at 09:01.

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