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Where did the Spanish Verghese family come from? What is the Spanish Verghese family crest and coat of arms? When did the Verghese family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Verghese family history?The original bearer of the name Verghese, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The name Verghese is a topographical name that was originally derived from the Spanish word varga, which is a dialectical word used in the northern part of the Iberian Peninsula for hut, slope or a fenced pasture land which becomes waterlogged in winter.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vargas, Varga and others.
First found in Cantabria, in north-central Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Verghese research. Another 377 words(27 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Verghese History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan de Vargas Pizarro, who traveled with Alvarado, and accompanied Pizarro to Peru. Also of note was Bernardo de Vargas Machuca, who wrote a memoir about his military exploits in the Americas. Other members of the family who were early emigrants to Spain's colonies in the New World included Fabián, who emigrated to Peru in 1560.
The Verghese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Verghese 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.
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