Noble surnames, such as Avilez, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Avilez, 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 Avilez family originally derived its name from the name of the province Avila.
Early Origins of the Avilez family
The surname Avilez was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Avilez family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Avilez research.Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1658, 1799 and 1801 are included under the topic Early Avilez History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Avilez Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Avila, de Avila, Avilés, Aviles, Dávila, Davila, Dávilla and many more.
Early Notables of the Avilez family (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 Avilez Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Avilez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pedrarias Dávila, who had fought at the siege of Granada, then turned his attention to America. In 1514; at the age of 74; he voyaged to Panama to take up the post of Governor from his son-in-law, Vasco Nú.