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."
Early Origins of the Viegas family
Early History of the Viegas family
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Viegas Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Venegas, Benegas, Viegas and others.
Early Notables of the Viegas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Viegas family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Garcia Venegas who came to New Spain in 1525; followed by Andres Venegas in 1576; and Catalina Venegas DeFigueroa who arrived in Peru in 1592. Among laters settlers were Rafael Venegas who immigrated to Puerto Rico in 1838.
Contemporary Notables of the name Viegas (post 1700)
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