Xavier Family History
Xavier Name Meaning
Portuguese Spanish Catalan and French: from a personal name bestowed in honor of Saint Francis Xavier (1506–52) Jesuit missionary to the Far East. He was a member of a noble family who took their name from the castle of Xavier (modern Spanish spelling Javier) in Navarre where he was born. The placename Xavier is of Basque origin (see Echeverria ). Compare Javier and also Sevier .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022