The Spanish surname Vazquez finds its roots in Galicia in the Northwest of the country. The surname Vazquez is a patronymic name, deriving from the personal name Vasco, a reduced form of Spanish Velásquez. The personal name Vasco is an ethnic name from vasco meaning “Basque,’ and denoting someone from the Basque region, also in the Northwest of Spain. Early references to the name in Spain include Barbra de Velasco of Soba, Santander, on April 27th 1547, and Antonio de Belasco of Valladolid, on January 14th 1562.
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