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The Portuguese surname Xaviers is of 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.

Xaviers Early Origins



The surname Xaviers was first found in the coastal region of Portuga, where the family had been well established for centuries.

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Xaviers Spelling Variations


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Xaviers Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Xavier, Javier, Xaviere, and Xaviers and others.

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Xaviers Early History


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Xaviers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Xaviers research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1866, 1895, 1780, 1505 and 1552 are included under the topic Early Xaviers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Xaviers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Xaviers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Xaviers 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: 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
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    The Xaviers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Xaviers 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 February 2014 at 13:35.

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