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Villa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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."

Early Origins of the Villa family


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

Early History of the Villa family


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.

Villa Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Villa family (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.

Migration of the Villa family to the New World and Oceana


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 settled in New Orleans in 1831
  • Rafelo Villa, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Franco Villa, aged 22, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Pedro Villa, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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

Contemporary Notables of the name Villa (post 1700)


  • Regina Villa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mario Villa, American politician, Mayor of Amsterdam, New York, 1980-87, 1992-95 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Hector Villa, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State Senate 29th District, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Amparo Villa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Al Villa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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

The Villa 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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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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