Show ContentsCabanilla History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins the old family name Cabanilla can be found within medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Cabanilla family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Cabanilla was an occupational name for a knight or a knight's servant.

Early Origins of the Cabanilla family

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

Early History of the Cabanilla family

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Cabanilla Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Caballero, Caballeros, Caballer, Caballé, Caballe, Caballería, Caballeria, Caballo, Caballos, de Caballos, Cavallo, Cavallos, de Cavallos, Cavallón, Cavallon, de Cavallón, de Cavallon, Cavallero, Cavallería and many more.

Early Notables of the Cabanilla family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family Francisco Cevallos, Spanish composer, active from 1535 to 1572 and was canon and musical director of the cathedral at Burgos. Among his compositions scattered throughout Spain, may be mentioned a fine mass in the church 'Del Pilar' at Saragossa, and a motet 'Inter vestibulum' in Eslava's Lira Sacra Hispaña. [1] Other early notables include: Pedro Rodríguez Cubero (1656-1704), a Spanish admiral, Governor of New Mexico between 1697 and 1703; Pedro...
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Migration of the Cabanilla family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan de Cavallón, who voyaged to America in the 1500s. He claimed the territory of Costa Rica for the Spanish Crown, and died in Mexico in 1565. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname or a variant spelling of the name included Gutierre de Caballos, who sailed to America in 1512.

Contemporary Notables of the name Cabanilla (post 1700) +

  • Rida T.R. Cabanilla Arakawa (b. 1952), American politician, Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives (2013-)

  1. Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols on Facebook