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VASQUEZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

1) A patronymic surname meaning "son of Vasco"

2) One who came from the Basque country (from the words vasco, velasco and belasco, each suggesting a place or ethnicity in the Basque provinces of Spain)

3) A shepherd, one who tended sheep

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Alternate Surname Spellings:

VASQUIZ, VASQUES

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.


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