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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.

Avilez Early Origins



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

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Avilez Spelling Variations


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Avilez Spelling Variations



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

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Avilez Early History


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Avilez Early History



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.

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Avilez Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Avilez 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 Avilez 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 or some of its variants were: Pedrarias Dávila, who had fought at the siege of Granada, then turned his attention to Ameri ca. In 1514; at the age of 74; he voyaged to Panama to take up the post of Governor from his son-in-law, Vasco Núñez de Balboa. From his stronghold in Panama he organized numerous expeditions to other regions of Central America, and led one of them personally, at the age of 80. Towards the end of his life he was appointed Governor of Nicaragua, where he died in 1530 at the age of 90. Other early migrants to the New World included Francisco Dávila, who sailed to America in 1512.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    2. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Avilez Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Avilez 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 December 2014 at 13:15.

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