Show ContentsCalvillo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Calvillo, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Calvillo, 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.

Early Origins of the Calvillo family

The surname Calvillo was first found in Castile, preeminent among the northern Christian kingdoms of mediaeval Spain.

Early History of the Calvillo family

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Calvillo Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Calvo, Calva, Calvillo and others.

Early Notables of the Calvillo family

Prominent among members of the family were eighteenth century Cuban military officer Pedro José Calvo de la Puerta; nineteenth century Colombian politician Bartolomé Calvo; nineteenth century Argentinian...
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Calvillo Ranking

In the United States, the name Calvillo is the 6,502nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Calvillo migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Calvillo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antonio Calvillo, who settled in America from Tricarico, in 1902
  • Francesco Calvillo, aged 17, who settled in America from Foggiano, in 1906
  • Domenico Calvillo, aged 24, who landed in America from S. Marco in Lamis, Foggia, in 1909
  • Felicitas Calvillo, aged 77, who immigrated to the United States from Oaxaco, Mexico, in 1919
  • Adriana Calvillo, aged 33, who landed in America from Gigena, Argentine, in 1919
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West Indies Calvillo migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Calvillo Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Calvillo, who landed in Cuba in 1866 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Calvillo (post 1700) +

  • Anthony Calvillo (b. 1972), American-born, Canadian Football League quarterback, three-time winner of CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award

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  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook