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Multiple Origins for the Surname Vital


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The distinguished surname Vital has its origins in the mountainous Regions of Spain. The surname Vital is derived from the personal name Vidal and literally means "son or descendant of Vidal." The personal name Vidal is derived from the Latin name "Vitalis," from the word "vita," which means "life."

Vital Early Origins



The surname Vital was first found in the four provinces of Catalonia (north- eastern Spain) and in the Balears islands.The earliest reference of the surname Vital is a thirteenth century record of a Pedro Vidal, a troubadour in Provence (France,) who died in the year 1200.

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Vital Spelling Variations


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Vital Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vidalle, Vital, Vidales, Vitale, Vitel, Vidals and others.

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Vital Early History


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Vital Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vital research. Another 348 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1317 and 1581 are included under the topic Early Vital History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vital Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vital Early Notables (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 familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Bernardo Vidal, Counselor of King James I, who...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vital 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: Teresa Vidal who came to New Spain in 1536; and Alonso Vidal who sailed to Peru in 1592. Later settlers included Benito Vidal who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1813.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vital (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vital (post 1700)



  • Lionel Vital (b. 1963), former American football running back
  • Louis Vital (b. 1880), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Jacmel, 1904-16
  • Jean B. Vital, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Jacmel, 1884-98
  • Étienne Louis Vital, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Dinis Martins Vital (b. 1932), former Portuguese footballer
  • Évariste Vital (1821-1896), French painter
  • Francisco António Lucas Vital (b. 1954), former Portuguese footballer
  • Jose Reginaldo Vital (b. 1976), former Brazilian football player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    11. ...

    The Vital Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vital 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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