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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."

Viegas Early Origins



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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Viegas Spelling Variations


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Viegas Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Venegas, Benegas, Viegas and others.

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Viegas Early History


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Viegas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Viegas research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1553, 1599, 1576, 1624 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Viegas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Viegas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Viegas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Viegas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Viegas (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Viegas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Viegas Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 6 May 2015 at 09:04.

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