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The surname Villanueva was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Villinueva, Vilanova, Villanova, Villanave and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Villanueva research. Another 411 words (29 lines of text) covering the year 1469 is included under the topic Early Villanueva History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Hernando De Villanueva, who arrived in America in 1511
  • Balthasar Villanueva, who came to Nicaragua in 1534

Villanueva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Hernando De Villanueva, who landed in America in 1811
  • Juan De Villanueva, who landed in America in 1813
  • Alonso De Villanueva, who arrived in America in 1813
  • Baltasar De Villanueva, who arrived in Nicaragua in 1834
  • Diego De Villanueva, who landed in Cartagena in 1834


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  • Dr. Francisco Márquez Villanueva, American university professor; connected to the family on his mother's side is Nobel Prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez
  • Ron A. Villanueva, American Republican politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates 21st District; Elected 2011
  • H. Villanueva, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Corcubión, 1884
  • Gloria G. Villanueva, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008
  • Marianne Villanueva, Filipino-American short story writer
  • Armando Villanueva (b. 1915), Peruvian politician
  • James Villanueva, professor of English from Singapore
  • José Villanueva, Filipino Olympic Games medal winner in boxing (1932)


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  1. 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.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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