Hermosilla History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Spanish surname Hermosilla is of ancient and noble lineage. The origins of the name Hermosilla are toponymic, as it is derived from the place-name where the original bearer lived or owned land. The name is derived from the Spanish word "hermosa" which means "beautiful." Thus, the family name Hermosilla was used to signify "one who lived in a beautiful place."

Early Origins of the Hermosilla family

The surname Hermosilla was first found in the ancient Castilian province of Santander. The earliest reference to the name Hermosilla is from 1409, when Diego Guiterrez de Hermosa became the Chief Justice of Castille.

Important Dates for the Hermosilla family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hermosilla research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1701 is included under the topic Early Hermosilla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hermosilla Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hermoso, Hermosa, Hermosilla, Hermosillo, Hermosello and many more.

Early Notables of the Hermosilla family (pre 1700)

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Hermosilla migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hermosilla Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Luis De Hermosilla, who arrived in America in 1816 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hermosilla (post 1700)

  • Jerome Hermosilla (1800-1861), Spanish missionary to Manila, Bishop in East Asia, Canonized in 1988 by Pope John Paul II

Citations

  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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