Show ContentsAguilera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Aguilera family

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

Early History of the Aguilera family

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Aguilera Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Aguilera 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...
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Aguilera Ranking

In the United States, the name Aguilera is the 2,136th most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [1]

United States Aguilera migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aguilera Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan de Aguilera, to Hispaniola in 1534
  • Sebastián de Aguilera y Arriaga, with his wife Ana, Son Alonso and daughter Isabel, to Peru in 1586
  • Beatriz de Aguilera, with her daughters Leonor, Marina, Catalina, Tomasina and Isabel, to Peru in 1592
Aguilera Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gabriel De Aguilera, who arrived in America in 1826 [2]
  • Gonzalo De Aguilera, who landed in America in 1826 [2]
  • Beatriz De Aguilera, who landed in Peru in 1892 [2]
Aguilera Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonio Aguilera, aged 15, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Antonio Aguilera, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States from Camaguey, Cuba, in 1911
  • Bernardo Aguilera, aged 44, who immigrated to America from Havana, Cuba, in 1914
  • Antonio Aguilera, aged 11, who landed in America from Santiago, Cuba, in 1916
  • Antonio Aguilera, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1917
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Contemporary Notables of the name Aguilera (post 1700) +

  • Richard Warren Aguilera (b. 1961), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Christina María Aguilera (b. 1980), American four-time Grammy Award winning recording artist and actress
  • José Montilla Aguilera (b. 1955), Spanish politician, 128th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2006-2010)
  • Ventura Ruiz Aguilera (1820-1881), Spanish poet
  • Juan Aguilera (b. 1962), Spanish tennis player
  • Jorge Aguilera (b. 1966), Cuban sprinter
  • Jaime Roldós Aguilera (1940-1981), President of Ecuador
  • Francisco Vicente Aguilera (1821-1877), Cuban patriot
  • Roland "Pato" Vargas- Aguilera (b. 1979), Bolivian footballer
  • Carlos Alberto Aguilera Nova (b. 1964), retired Uruguayan footballer

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  2. 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) on Facebook