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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. The original bearer of the name Padilla, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Padilla family originally lived in one of the various places named Padilla in Spain. There is also a city named Padilla in Castrogeriz, in the Burgos region of northern Spain. This place-name was originally derived from the Spanish word "padilla," which means "frying pan" or "bread pan," which is itself derived from the Latin word "patella," which means "shallow dish."
The surname Padilla was first found in Castile, the medieval Christian kingdom of northern Spain that led the Reconquest of the Iberian peninsula from the Muslims.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Padilla, Padella, Padiella and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Padilla research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1159, 1274, 1540, and 1586 are included under the topic Early Padilla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable bearers of the family name Padilla were Juan de Padilla, prior of the Dominican convent of Toledo in 1274; fourteenth century noblewoman María de Padilla, consort of King Peter I; Juan de Padilla, Bishop of Zamora in 1540; sixteenth century poets Juan de Padilla and Pedro de Padilla...
Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Padilla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Padilla Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Padilla Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Padilla Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Padilla 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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