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Multiple Origins for the Surname Davila


Spanish


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

Davila Early Origins



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

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Davila Spelling Variations


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Davila Spelling Variations



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

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Davila Early History


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Davila Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Davila research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1658, 1799 and 1801 are included under the topic Early Davila History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Davila Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Davila 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 Davila 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 were:

Davila Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Francisco Dávila, who sailed to America in 1512
  • 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 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
  • Alonso Dávila, traveled to Veragua in 1535
  • Marcos Dávila, who sailed to Río de la Plata in 1535

Davila Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Davila, who settled in New Orleans in 1779

Davila Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alonso Davila, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Antonio Davila, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Francisco Davila, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Juan Davila, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Isabel Davila, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Davila Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Santos Davila, who arrived in Texas in 1911 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ana Davila, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Santa Marta, Colombia, in 1918
  • Anastasia Davila, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Adolpho Davila, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Alfredo DaVila, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Davila (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Davila (post 1700)



  • Raúl Dávila (1931-2006), American actor
  • Albert "Alberto" Davila (b. 1954), Mexican-American boxer
  • First Lieutenant Rudolph B. Davila (1916-2002), United States Army officer awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Italy during World War II
  • Wanda Davila, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Maritza Davila, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008; Member of New York State Assembly 53rd District; Elected 2013 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Diana Davila, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 145th District; Elected 1992; Elected unopposed 1994; Elected 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Brigitte Davila, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Pedrarias Dávila (1440-1531), Spanish colonial administrator
  • Carlos Gregorio Dávila Espinoza (1887-1955), Chilean political figure, Chairman of Government Junta of Chile in 1932
  • Carlos Lage Dávila (b. 1951), Cuban politician
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. 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. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
  4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
  5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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The Davila Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Davila 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.

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