Vilas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Vilas family

The surname Vilas was first found in Andalucia, in southern Spain.

Important Dates for the Vilas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vilas research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1271 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Vilas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vilas Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vallegas, Vallegos, Vallegoz, Vallegaz, Valleges, Vilehena, Vilhegas, Vilchena, Vilazel, Vilhena, Villegas, Villegos, Villegoz, Villegaz and many more.

Early Notables of the Vilas family (pre 1700)

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Vilas migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vilas Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Vilas, who landed in Massachusetts in 1720 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vilas (post 1700)

  • William Freeman Vilas (1840-1908), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1885; U.S. Postmaster General, 1885-88; U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 1888-89; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1891-97 [2]
  • Martin Samuel Vilas (b. 1870), American politician, Member of Vermont State Senate from Chittenden County, 1917-23 [2]
  • Levi B. Vilas (1811-1879), American politician, Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1861-62 [2]
  • Guillermo Vilas (b. 1977), tennis player
  • Charles Vilas Truax (1887-1935), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • André Vilas Boas (b. 1983), Portuguese footballer

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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