Aguilar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Aguilar emerged in the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Aguilar, 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 Aguilar family originally lived in a region close to an eagles nest. The surname Aguilar originally derived for the Latin word L'Aquillare which referred to a haunt for eagles.

Early Origins of the Aguilar family

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

Important Dates for the Aguilar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aguilar research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1211, 1238, 1252, 1383, 1492, 1545, 1714, 1837 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Aguilar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aguilar Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Aguilar family (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; Francisco de Aguilar, castellan in Burgos in 1545; seventeenth century Spanish playwright Gaspar de Aguilar; seventeenth century Spanish painter Tomás de Aguiar, who was a disciple of Velázquez...
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aguilar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aguilar migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aguilar Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Jerónimo de Aguilar, who reached the coast of Mexico in 1511 and lived for eight years among the Mayas, before joining Cortés in 1519 in the conquest of Mexico
  • Antonio de Aguilar, to Venezuela in 1534
  • Juan de Aguilar, to Florida in 1538
  • Diego de Aguilar y Contreras, to Chile in 1569
  • Beatriz de Aguilar, to Peru in 1592
Aguilar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Moses Aguilar, who arrived in Jamaica in 1746 [1]
Aguilar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Aguilar, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802 [1]
  • Andres Aguilar, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Garcia De Aguilar, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Juan De Aguilar, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Juan De Aguilar, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Aguilar (post 1700)

  • Laura Aguilar (1959-2018), American photographer from San Gabriel, California
  • Gustavo Adrián Ruelas Aguilar (b. 1991), American soccer player from Fontana, California
  • Grace Aguilar (1816-1847), English novelist and writer of Spanish descent [2]
  • Natasha Aguilar Komisarova (1970-2016), Costa Rican silver and bronze medalist freestyle swimmer, active in the 1980s
  • José Aguilar Pulsar (1958-2014), Cuban boxer who won the Light Welterweight bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Japeth Paul C. Aguilar (b. 1987), Filipino basketball player
  • Eduardo Demetrio Bravo Aguilar (b. 1920), Argentine lawyer
  • Antonio Aguilar Barraza (1919-2007), Mexican film actor, singer, producer and screenwriter
  • Cynthia Aguilar Villar (b. 1950), Filipino politician
  • Vicente Aguilar Cubero (1808-1861), Costa Rican politician, Magistrate of the Supreme Court of Justice

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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. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 17 Apr. 2019
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