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The name Aguilera emerged in the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Aguilera, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. Many Spanish local names reflect Arabic words or place-names because the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries conquered Spain. The Aguilera family originally lived in a region close to an eagles nest. The surname Aguilera originally derived for the Latin word L'Aquillare which referred to a haunt for eagles.

Aguilera Early Origins



The surname Aguilera was first found in Castile, predominant among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

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Aguilera Spelling Variations


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Aguilera Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Aguilar, Aguilera, Aguiler, Aguiar, Aquilar and others.

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Aguilera Early History


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Aguilera Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aguilera research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1211, 1238, 1252, 1383, 1492, 1545, 1714, 1837 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Aguilera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aguilera Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aguilera Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were Francisco de Aguilar, steward to King Peter III in 1383; Jerónimo Aguilera, a soldier of the Reconquest who helped take Granada in 1492 and was rewarded by Ferdinand and Isabella; Diego Aguilera, sixteenth century Spanish painter; sixteenth century nobleman Juan de Aguilar of Salamanca...

Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aguilera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aguilera Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan de Aguilera, to Hispaniola in 1534
  • Sebastián de Aguilera y Arriaga, with his wife Ana, Son Alonso and daughter Isabel, to Peru in 1586
  • Beatriz de Aguilera, with her daughters Leonor, Marina, Catalina, Tomasina and Isabel, to Peru in 1592

Aguilera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gabriel De Aguilera, who arrived in America in 1826
  • Gonzalo De Aguilera, who landed in America in 1826
  • Beatriz De Aguilera, who landed in Peru in 1892

Aguilera Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Antonio Aguilera, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Antonio Aguilera, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Camaguey, Cuba, in 1911
  • Bernardo Aguilera, aged 44, who emigrated to America from Havana, Cuba, in 1914
  • Antonio Aguilera, aged 11, who landed in America from Santiago, Cuba, in 1916
  • Antonio Aguilera, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Aguilera (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Aguilera (post 1700)



  • Richard Warren Aguilera (b. 1961), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Christina María Aguilera (b. 1980), American four-time Grammy Award winning recording artist and actress
  • José Montilla Aguilera (b. 1955), Spanish politician, 128th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2006-2010)
  • Ventura Ruiz Aguilera (1820-1881), Spanish poet
  • Juan Aguilera (b. 1962), Spanish tennis player
  • Jorge Aguilera (b. 1966), Cuban sprinter
  • Jaime Roldós Aguilera (1940-1981), President of Ecuador
  • Francisco Vicente Aguilera (1821-1877), Cuban patriot
  • Roland "Pato" Vargas- Aguilera (b. 1979), Bolivian footballer
  • Carlos Alberto Aguilera Nova (b. 1964), retired Uruguayan footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    7. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
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