Vergara History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The original bearer of the name Vergara, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The name Vergara is the Spanish form of the Basque name Bergara, which is a habitation name from numerous places so named in the provinces of Guipuzcoa and Navarre.

Early Origins of the Vergara family

The surname Vergara was first found in the Basque region of Spain, near Bilbao.

Early History of the Vergara family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vergara research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1352 is included under the topic Early Vergara History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vergara Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vergara, Bergara and others.

Early Notables of the Vergara family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century Spanish architect, sculptor and painter Nicolás de Vergara; eighteenth century Spanish sculptors Ignacio and Francisco Vergara; eighteenth century Spanish painter José Vergara; nineteenth...
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Vergara Ranking

In the United States, the name Vergara is the 4,616th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]


United States Vergara migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vergara Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Melchor de Vergara, who immigrated to New Granada in 1560
  • Ana de Vergara, to New Granada in 1561
  • Juana de Vergara, to New Spain in 1561 with her son Jerónimo and sisters Anastasia and Catalina
  • Beatriz de Vergara, to Mexico in 1561
  • Alonso de Vergara, to New Spain in 1566
Vergara Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal De Vergara, who landed in America in 1812 [2]
  • Gonzalo De Vergara, who landed in America in 1812 [2]
  • Juan De Vergara, who arrived in America in 1812 [2]
  • Diego De Vergara, who arrived in America in 1814 [2]
  • Alonso De Vergara, who landed in America in 1816 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Vergara (post 1700) +

  • George Vergara, former American player in the National Football League
  • Sandra Vergara, American actress
  • Ramona Vergara, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996 [3]
  • James J. Vergara Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980 [3]
  • George Vergara, American politician, Mayor of New Rochelle, New York, 1956-59; Defeated (Independent), 1959 [3]
  • Armando Vergara, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 [3]
  • Nicolás de Vergara (1540-1606), Spanish sculptor, architect, ironworker and glazier
  • Fernando Moresi Vergara (1970-2016), Argentine gold and silver medalist field hockey player
  • Andrea Alina Vergara (b. 1966), retired female field hockey player from Argentina
  • Pablo Vergara (b. 1988), Argentine football left back
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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