The original bearer of the name Verghese, 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 Verghese is a topographical name that was originally derived from the Spanish word varga, which is a dialectical word used in the northern part of the Iberian Peninsula for hut, slope or a fenced pasture land which becomes waterlogged in winter.
Early Origins of the Verghese family
The surname Verghese was first found in Cantabria, in north-central Spain.
Early History of the Verghese family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verghese research.Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1606, 1656, 1643, 1704, 1691, 1697, 1697 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Verghese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Verghese Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Verghese family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family was Garci de Vargas, legendary 13th century knight of the Reconquest, who accompanied King Ferdinand III during the taking of Seville; Francisco Vargas, advisor to Queen Isabella; Luis de Vargas, 16th century Spanish painter; Urban de Vargas (1606-1656), a Spanish baroque composer; Francisco Vargas Mejía... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Verghese Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Verghese family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan de Vargas Pizarro, who traveled with Alvarado, and accompanied Pizarro to Peru. Also of note was Bernardo de Vargas Machuca, who wrote a memoir about his military exploits in the Americas. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Fabiá.