Vicente History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. Similar to many Spanish patronymic names, the distinguished surname Vicente is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The surname Vicente is derived from the given name Vicente, which is in turn derived from the Latin personal name Vincent, which means conquering.

Early Origins of the Vicente family

The surname Vicente was first found in Castile, the medieval Spanish kingdom whose language and culture were to spread to many countries around the world.

Early History of the Vicente family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vicente research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1064, 1465 and 1536 are included under the topic Early Vicente History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vicente Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vicente, Vincente, Vicenz, Vincenz, Vicens and many more.

Early Notables of the Vicente family (pre 1700)

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vicente Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Vicente migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vicente Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan Vicente, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Honorato Vicente, to America in 1528
  • María Vicente, to Peru in 1592
Vicente Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Honorato Vicente, who arrived in America in 1828 [1]
  • Vicente De Vicente, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • John Vicente, aged 30, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1832 [1]
  • Tomas Vicente, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Maria Vicente, who arrived in Peru in 1892 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vicente (post 1700) +

  • Esteban Vicente Pérez (1903-2001), Spanish-born, American painter
  • Dr. Arie Vicente, American university professor
  • José Alberto Vicente, American educator
  • Emili Vicente Vives (1965-2017), Spanish footballer
  • Fernando Vicente Fibla (b. 1977), Spanish tennis player
  • Bruno Leonardo Vicente (b. 1989), Brazilian footballer
  • Mariana Paola Vicente Morales (b. 1989), Puerto Rican actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2010
  • Juan Vicente Gómez Chacón (1857-1935), Venezuela military general and de facto ruler of Venezuela from 1908 until his death in 1935
  • Wellington da Silva Vicente (b. 1983), Brazilian footballer
  • Gil Vicente (1470-1537), Portuguese dramatist

  1. ^ 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
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