Where did the Spanish Velasquez family come from? What is the Spanish coat of arms/family crest? When did the Velasquez family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the history of the family name?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Blas, Blasco, Blásquez, Blasquez, Velázquez, Velazquez, Vásquez, Vasquez, Vázquez, Vazquez, Velasco, Vélez, Velez, Velasquez and many more.
First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Among the early explorers of the New World were Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, who helped to colonize Cuba, and Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón, a nobleman who voyaged to Mexico with Cortés. Also of note was Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, who settled in Mexico in 1535.
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