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