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The distinguished surname Vidales has its origins in the mountainous Regions of Spain. The surname Vidales is derived from the personal name Vidal and literally means "son or descendant of Vidal." The personal name Vidal is derived from the Latin name "Vitalis," from the word "vita," which means "life."

Vidales Early Origins



The surname Vidales was first found in the four provinces of Catalonia (north- eastern Spain) and in the Balears islands.The earliest reference of the surname Vidales is a thirteenth century record of a Pedro Vidal, a troubadour in Provence (France,) who died in the year 1200.

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Vidales Early History


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Vidales Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vidales research. Another 348 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1317 and 1581 are included under the topic Early Vidales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vidales Spelling Variations


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Vidales Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vidalle, Vital, Vidales, Vitale, Vitel, Vidals and others.

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Vidales Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vidales Early Notables (pre 1700)



Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Bernardo Vidal, Counselor of King James I, who...

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vidales Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Vidales, who arrived in Texas in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Costanza Vidales, who landed in New Spain in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vidales (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vidales (post 1700)



  • Juana Vidales, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jane Vidales, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francisco Javier Rodríguez Vidales (b. 1965), Spanish football coach
  • Damián Zepeda Vidales (b. 1978), Mexican politician, Deputy of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress representing Sonora (2013-)
  • Luis Vidales (1904-1990), Colombian poet and writer
  • Jhonny Víctor Vidales Lature (b. 1992), Peruvian footballer

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