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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


This surname is derived from the Latin word "villa," which originally meant a house or estate, but later came to denote a village. Thus, as a surname, Villa no doubt was used to describe "someone from the village."

Villa Early Origins



The surname Villa was first found in Castille where bearers of the name were found in the mountains of Santander.

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Villa Spelling Variations


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Villa Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Villa, Devilla, de Villa, Villas and others.

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Villa Early History


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Villa Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Villa research. Another 334 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1656, 1676, 1692, 1694, and 1757 are included under the topic Early Villa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Villa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Villa Early Notables (pre 1700)



Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Villa 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:

Villa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franca Villa, who arrived in New Orleans in 1826
  • Rafelo Villa, who came to New Orleans in 1831
  • Rafelo Villa, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Franco Villa, aged 22, landed in New Orleans, La in 1836
  • Pedro Villa, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Villa Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adelina Villa, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Adalgisa Villa, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Albina Villa, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Arzano, Italy, in 1921
  • Aime Villa, who landed in America, in 1923
  • Aguillino Villa, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Villa (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Villa (post 1700)



  • Regina Villa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980
  • Mario Villa, American politician, Mayor of Amsterdam, New York, 1980-87, 1992-95
  • Hector Villa, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State Senate 29th District, 1996
  • Amparo Villa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996
  • Al Villa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972
  • Javier Villa (b. 1987), Spanish racing driver
  • David Villa (b. 1981), Spanish footballer
  • José Moreno Villa, Spanish poet
  • Marco Villa (b. 1969), Italian Olympic cyclist
  • Pancho Villa (1878-1923), born Doroteo Arango, Mexican revolutionary

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Una buena muerte honra toda una vida
Motto Translation: A good death honors the whole life.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The Villa Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Villa 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 October 2016 at 20:26.

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