patronymic origin, derived from the personal name of the father of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname derives from the name Xavier.The name Xaviers 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.
Early Origins of the Xaviers family
Early History of the Xaviers family
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Xaviers Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Xavier, Javier, Xaviere, and Xaviers and others.
Early Notables of the Xaviers family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Xaviers family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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