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Where did the Portuguese Avilla family come from? What is the Portuguese Avilla family crest and coat of arms? When did the Avilla family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Avilla family history?

The Avilla surname is a Portuguese and Galician name from Davila, meaning "from a town or village."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: D'Avilla, Da Villa, D'Avila, Devilla, Davilla, De Villa, Avila, Avilla, Villa and many more.

First found in the Spanish town of Avila.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Avilla research. Another 286 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1569, and 1894 are included under the topic Early Avilla History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 30 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Avilla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Rodrigo DeVilla, who arrived in Argentina in 1539.

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  1. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Marques A. H. De Oliveira. History of Portugal. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Avilla Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Avilla Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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