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Viegas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The distinguished surname Viegas has its origins in the south of the Iberian peninsula. The surname Viegas is derived from the 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


The surname Viegas was first found in areas throughout the kingdom of Andalusia. Early records have shown that the surname Viegas may have also originated in Portugal.

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)


  • Manuela Viegas (b. 1957), Portuguese film editor and director
  • João Viegas Carrascalão (1945-2012), East Timorese politician, one of the candidates in the April 2007 presidential election
  • Frederico Viegas (b. 1974), Portuguese professional race car driver
  • Elizabeth Amélia Basílio Viegas (b. 1985), Angolan professional team handball player
  • Acacio Gabriel Viegas (1856-1933), Indian medical practitioner who was credited with the discovery of the outbreak of Bubonic Plague in Bombay, India in 1896, President of the Bombay Municipal Corporation
  • Joelma Patrícia da Cunha Viegas aka Cajó (b. 1986), Angolan gold medalist team handball player at the 2012 African Championships
  • Fernanda Bertini Viégas (b. 1971), Brazilian scientist and designer, one of the founders of IBM's experimental Many Eyes web site in 2007

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