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Updated:Monday 26th January 2015

Velasco Definition

(Wikipedia) - Velasco For other uses, see Velasco (disambiguation). Velasco Meaning Region of origin Language(s) of origin Related names
Family name
Small raven, crow
Basque Country, Spain
Basque, Spanish

Velasco (also Belasco or Belasko) is a Spanish family name and masculine first name derived from the Basque bela- meaning ''raven'' or ''crow'' and the diminutive suffix -sco. The name also made its way into Portuguese language as Vasco. Notable people with the surname include:

  • The Castilian noble house of Velasco, rulers of the Dukedom of Frías
  • Alberto Contador Velasco (born 1982), Spanish professional road bicycle racer
  • Álvaro Velasco (weightlifter) (born 1971), Colombian weightlifter
  • Álvaro Velasco (golfer) (born 1981), Spanish professional golfer
  • Ana de Velasco y Girón (1585-1607), mother of John IV of Portugal
  • Andrés Velasco (born 1961), Chilean economist and former Finance Minister
  • Camile Velasco (born 1985), Filipino-American singer
  • Cris Velasco (born 1980), American film and video game composer
  • Diablo Velasco (1919-1999), Mexican trainer of professional wrestlers
  • Diego López de Zúñiga y Velasco (1510-1564), sixth viceroy of Peru
  • Domingo Antonio Velasco, 18th century Italian painter
  • Eleanor Thornton (1880-1915), (full name Eleanor Velasco Thornton), model for the Rolls-Royce hood ornament, Spirit of Ecstasy
  • Epimaco Velasco (1935–2014), Filipino politician
  • Félix Díaz Velasco (1868–1945), Mexican politician and general
  • Gaspar Borja y Velasco (1580-1645), Spanish Cardinal, metropolitan of Toledo
  • Iván Velasco, Spanish road bicycle racer
  • Jaime Castillo Velasco (1914–2003), Chilean politician
  • José Manso de Velasco, 1st Count of Superunda (1688-1767), Governor of Chile and Viceroy of Peru
  • José María Velasco Gómez (1840-1912), Mexican painter
  • José María Velasco Ibarra (1893-1979), Ecuadorian president, five times elected by popular vote.
  • José María Cervantes y Velasco (c. 1785-1856), Mexican army officer
  • Jose R. Velasco (1916—2007), Filipino plant physiologist and agricultural chemist
  • Juan Velasco (1910–1977), Peruvian general, ruler of Peru (1968-1975)
  • Juan Velasco Damas (born 1977), Spanish footballer
  • Juan de Velasco (1727-1796), Jesuit priest
  • Juan de Velasco, Count of Siruela (died 1651), Spanish Governor of the Duchy of Milan
  • Juan Zambudio Velasco (1921-2004), Spanish football goalkeeper
  • Julio Velasco (born 1952), Argentine volleyball coach
  • Luis de Velasco (1511-1564), Spanish nobleman, Viceroy of New Spain
  • Luis de Velasco, marqués de Salinas (c. 1534-1617), Spanish nobleman, Viceroy of New Spain and of Peru
  • Luis Vicente de Velasco e Isla (1711-1762), commander in the Royal Spanish Navy
  • Manuel de Velasco y Tejada, Spanish admiral at the Battle of Vigo Bay (1702)
  • Manuela Velasco (born 1975), Spanish film actress
  • Mansueto Velasco (born 1974), Filipino Olympic silver medalist in boxing
  • María Elena Velasco (born 1940), Mexican actress and film director
  • Miguel Alemán Velasco (born 1932), Mexican politician, businessman and philanthropist
  • Presbitero Velasco, Jr. (born 1948), incumbent Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
  • Roel Velasco (born 1972), retired Filipino boxer
  • Verónica Ruiz de Velasco (born 1968), Mexican painter
  • Vicente Manuel de Céspedes y Velasco (died 1794), Spanish governor of Santiago de Cuba and of West Florida
  • Velasco Sánchez (fl. 1153-1181), Iberian nobleman who held various political and military offices

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