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Where did the Revilla coat of arms come from? When did the Revilla family first arrive in the United States?

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Origin Displayed: Spanish

Spelling variations of this family name include: Revilla, Revila, Reville, Revillas and others.

First found in the Castilian provinces of Huesca, Aragon and Santander.

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lucia Revilla who settled in New Spain in 1580; Alonso Revilla who arrived in New Spain in 1580 with his wife, Leonor Hernandez, and his children, and Eusibus Revilla who arrived in New Orleans in 1854.

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Some noteworthy people of the name Revilla
  • Emiliano Revilla (1928-1988), Spanish industrialist and politician kidnapped by the Basque in 1988
  • Miguel Ángel Revilla Roiz (b. 1943), Spanish President of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria
  • Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. (b. 1966), born Jose Marie Mortel Bautista, a Filipino actor, politician and senator of the Republic of the Philippines
  • Ramon Revilla Sr. (b. 1927), born Jose Acuña Bautista, a Filipino actor and former Senator of the Philippines
  • Ramon "Jolo" Revilla III (b. 1988), born Jose Lorenzo Hernandez Bautista, a Filipino actor
  • Strike Bautista Revilla (b. 1970), born Edwin Mortel Bautista, incumbent mayor of Bacoor
  • Luis "Lucho" Revilla (b. 1972), Bolivian politician



Learn More About Spanish Surnames


THE REGIONS OF SPAIN

Aragon


Aragon, which is a region of northeastern Spain in the Iberian peninsula. Aragon has a proud cultural heritage and its own unique language. In 1137, the regions of Aragon and Catalonia united to form the Crown of Aragon, whose illustrious line of kings led the reconquest of the eastern peninsula from the Muslims. The Crown of Aragon extended its Mediterranean empire with the recapture of Mallorca in 1229 and Sicily in 1282 and it remained an important power throughout the Middle Ages. In 1469, King Ferdinand of Aragon married Isabella of Castile and this union brought together the two most powerful kingdoms of Spain to create a united Spanish nation.

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THE MOORS

Following the decline of the Roman Empire, in the 5th century AD, the Visigoths came to control the peninsula. Part of the Visigothic legacy to Spanish civilization was the introduction of the institution of monarchy. Several centuries later, in 711, the Visigothic kingdom in Spain was invaded by Muslims. Aside from a nucleus of resistance which was maintained in the north, the Muslim victory was complete by the year 718.

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SPAIN

Spain, which is presently a state that includes the Balearic and Canary Islands and is in southwestern Europe, was originally settled by the Iberians. In the first millennium BC, the Celts, who were from central Europe, invaded and began to mingle with the native Iberians. Later, Greeks and Carthaginians colonized the coasts; however, they were replaced by the Romans by the 3rd century BC.

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THE VISIGOTHS

In 420, The Visigoths captured Spain from the Vandals and proudly returned it to Rome. Unfortunately, 18 years later the Suevi overran the peninsula.

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