Aguillera History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Aguillera family

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

Important Dates for the Aguillera family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aguillera 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 Aguillera History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aguillera Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Aguillera 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 Aguillera Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Aguillera family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 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. Other early settlers of the New World include Catalina de Aguiar, who emigrated to America in 1512.

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