of the father of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname derives from the name Xavier.The name Xaviere spread because of devotion to Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552), the Spanish missionary who, together, with Ignatius of Loyola, founded the Society of Jesus in 1534.
The surname Xaviere was first found in the coastal region of Portuga, where the family had been well established for centuries.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francesca Xavier who arrived in New Orleans in 1779; and Francis Xavier who settled in Charleston in 1827 at the age of 23.