Vigil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Vigil surname comes from the word "vigil, " which is from the Latin "vigilia," meaning "wakefulness." As a surname, Vigil may have originally been a nickname for someone wakeful or watchful, or it may have come from the town of Vigil, in Asturias, Spain.

Early Origins of the Vigil family

The surname Vigil was first found in Asturias, on the Bay of Biscay, northwestern Spain. Asturias became part of the kingdom of León on the accession of King Alfonso III in 866, and was made a principality in 1388.

Important Dates for the Vigil family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vigil research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1669, 1686, 1664, 1834, 1641, 1655, 1586, 1694, 1736, 1738, 1741, 1758 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Vigil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vigil Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vigil, Vgildo, Vigildos and others.

Early Notables of the Vigil family (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...
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Vigil migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vigil Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Vigil, who arrived in Havana, Cuba, from Santander, Spain, aboard the "Mozart," in 1852
  • Juan Vigil, who arrived in Havana, Cuba from Gijon, Spain in 1858
  • Gerardo Vigil, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Ferdinand Vigil, age 19, who arrived at Ellis Island New York from Havana in 1893, aboard the "Cuidad Condal"
  • Gerardo Vigil, age 16, who arrived at Ellis Island New York in 1893 from Yucatan, Mexico
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Vigil Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Julio Vigil, aged 23, who immigrated to America, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Vigil (post 1700)

  • Edward Vigil, American legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado
  • Carol Jean Vigil (1946-2009), American judge based in the state of New Mexico
  • J Diego Vigil, American professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, at the University of California, Irvine
  • Robert Vigil (b. 1953), American, infamous treasurer of the State of New Mexico
  • Juan N. Vigil, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1928; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1944 [1]
  • John Vigil, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1980 [1]
  • John Vigil, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1972 [1]
  • J. U. Vigil, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1908 [1]
  • Diane Vigil, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996 [1]
  • Charles S. Vigil, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 4th District, 1988 [1]
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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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