House of Vigil

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House of Vigil
Ethnicity Asturian
Current region Scattered around the world. Mostly in Spain, Morocco, United States and across Latin America.
Place of origin Kingdom of Asturias

The House of Vigil [biˈxil] is a noble family that first began in the Kingdom of Asturias around the 5th to 8th century. The family originated from the Asturian countryside as watchmen, gradually rising in prominence until they were one of the first families to achieve titles of nobility.

The Vigils produced two dukes of the Spanish EmpireAntonio Francisco Pimentel de Zúñiga y Vigil de Quiñones (10th Duke of Benavente), Francisco Alonso Pimentel Vigil de Quiñones Borja Aragón y Centelles (11th Duke of Benavente), and one president of the Federal Republic of Central AmericaDiego Vigil Cocaña.

Sources[edit]

  • Hobbs, Nicolas (2007). "Grandes de España" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2008. 
  • Instituto de Salazar y Castro. Elenco de Grandezas y Titulos Nobiliarios Españoles (in Spanish). periodic publication. 

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