Jewish-Portuguese family that derived its name from its native place of Chaves in Portugal; members of it are found in Amsterdam and London.A. de Chaves:
Painter at Amsterdam in 1700.Aaron de Chaves:
Edited in Amsterdam, in 1767, Rehuel Jesurun's "Dialogo dos Montes," prefixing a Portuguese poem of his own.David Chaves:
Lived in London in 1720; celebrated in Latin verse Daniel Israel Lopez Laguna's Spanish translation of the Psalms, "Espejo Fiel de Vidas."Isaac de Chaves:
Ḥazan in London in 1702.Jacob de Chaves:
Son of the wealthy Moses de Chaves of Amsterdam; pupil of the Neo-Hebraic poet Moses Ḥayyim Luzzatto, who published his drama, "La-Yesharim Tehillah" (Praise to the Virtuous),in honor of Jacob's marriage with Rachel de Vega Enriques in 1743.
- Kayserling, Bibl. Esp.-Port.-Jud. pp. 38, 90;
- Grätz, Gesch. der Juden. x. 381.