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Noble surnames, such as Avila, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Avila, 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 Spain was conquered by the Muslim Moors from the 8th to 12th centuries. The Avila family originally derived its name from the name of the province Avila.

Avila Early Origins



The surname Avila was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Avila Spelling Variations


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Avila Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Avila, de Avila, Avilés, Aviles, Dávila, Davila, Dávilla and many more.

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Avila Early History


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Avila Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Avila research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1658, 1799 and 1801 are included under the topic Early Avila History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Avila Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Avila Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family Gil Gonzalez de Avila (1570-1658), Spanish biographer and antiquary, educated at the residence of Cardinal Deza; Luis de Avila y Zúñiga, 16th century historian and diplomatic representative of King Carlos V; Hernando de Avila, 16th century Spanish artist, court painter...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Avila Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Avila Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Cristóbal de Avila, to America in 1513
  • Toribio de Avila, to America in 1514
  • Francisco de Avila, to New Spain in 1515
  • Miguel de Avila, to America in 1526
  • Alonso de Avila, to Cartagena in 1534
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Avila (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Avila (post 1700)



  • Sabas Avila, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004
  • Rick Avila, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of San Bernardino, California, 2013
  • John Avila, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Pomona, California, 2000
  • Arthur D. Avila, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Anatalia R. Avila, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000
  • Roberto "Bobby" Francisco Ávila González (1924-2004), American Major League Baseball second baseman
  • Eric Humberto Avila (b. 1987), American soccer player
  • Alexander Thomas Avila (b. 1987), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Alberto Villalta Ávila (b. 1947), Salvadorian retired football player
  • Ramón Patricio Ávila Castro (b. 1982), Chilean footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
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    The Avila Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Avila Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 July 2016 at 22:52.

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