Deavila History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Deavila family

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

Early History of the Deavila family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Deavila research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1658, 1799 and 1801 are included under the topic Early Deavila History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Deavila Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Deavila 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 Deavila Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Deavila migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Deavila Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio DeAvila, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1835 [1]
  • Cristobal DeAvila, who landed in Veragua in 1835 [1]
  • Diego DeAvila, who arrived in Cartagena in 1835 [1]
  • Hernando DeAvila, who landed in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1835 [1]
  • Juan DeAvila, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Deavila (post 1700) +

  • Luiz de Avila y Zúñiga (1490-1550), Spanish soldier and historian
  • Juan de Avila (1500-1569), Spanish writer
  • Gil González de Avila (1577-1658), Spanish historian
  • Antony William de Ávila C Harris (b. 1962), Colombian former soccer striker for the Columbia National Team (1983-1998)


  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)


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