Show ContentsAviles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Aviles, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Aviles, 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 Aviles family originally derived its name from the name of the province Avila.

Early Origins of the Aviles family

The surname Aviles was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain. One of the earliest records of the name dates from the twelfth century: Blasco Gimeno de Avila was a nobleman who became Governor of Avila during the reign of King Alfonso VI. From Castile the family branched to other regions of the Christian north, including Leon.

Early History of the Aviles family

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Aviles Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Aviles family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family Luiz de Avilla y Zuniga (1490-1550), the Spanish soldier and historian. He was a diplomat in the Service of Charles V and he wrote a history of Charles' German Wars 1547. Also of note was Juan de Avila (1500-1569), the Spanish priest, preacher, scholastic author, and religious mystic, who was declared a saint and Doctor of the Church by the Catholic Church. He is called the "Apostle...
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Aviles Ranking

In the United States, the name Aviles is the 2,154th most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [1]

United States Aviles migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aviles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F. N. Aviles, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895
Aviles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Francisco Aviles, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Bonifacio Aviles, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States, in 1917
  • Francesco Aviles, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Eduardo Aviles, who immigrated to America, in 1920
  • Emilio Rodriguez Aviles, aged 29, who landed in America from Puerto del Son, Spain, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Aviles (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Aviles (b. 1963), American Bessie Award-winning dancer and choreographer
  • Rick Aviles (1952-1995), American stand-up comedian and actor
  • Juan A. Aviles, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 17th District, 1932 [2]
  • Alejandro Aviles, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 2004 [2]
  • Pedro Avilés Gutiérrez (b. 1956), Spanish novelist
  • Lucho Avilés (b. 1938), Argentine journalist and television presenter

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