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

Although the exact origin of the Spanish surname Villacorta is unclear, research suggests that, like most Spanish compound surnames containing the first element "Villa," the surname was adopted as a surname from the name of a place of residence. The Latin "Villa" means town. It is the place name that is uncertain.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Villacreces, Villacrecis, Villacrusis and others.

First found in Andalusia, in southern Spain, the chief city being Seville an ancient pre-Roman Iberian town.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Villacorta research. Another 177 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 15 c, 1616 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Villacorta History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Villacorta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Villacorta Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Andres De Villacorta, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Diego De Villacorta, who landed in America in 1814

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  1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Villacorta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Villacorta 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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