Show ContentsUlloa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Ulloa family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Ulloa is based on the Norman personal name Hugh. Howlett was a baptismal name which means the son of Hugh. As the naming tradition grew in Europe, baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honour of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Early Origins of the Ulloa family

The surname Ulloa was first found in Yorkshire where early English rolls provide us a glimpse of the spelling variations used through Medieval times. Johannes Houlet et uxor ejus and Adam Howlot et Agnes uxor were listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. Roger filius Hulot was also listed in Yorkshire in another early census. 1

Agnes Hughelot was found in Norfolk c. 1248, Thomas Huwelot in Huntingdonshire c. 1250, and Richard Hulot in the Hundredorum Rolls of Suffolk in 1275. The Subsidy Rolls for Worcestershire included John Huelot there in 1327. 2

Early History of the Ulloa family

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Ulloa Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ulloa include Howlett, Howlet, Hullett and others.

Early Notables of the Ulloa family

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Howlet (1548-1589), English Jesuit, "born in the county of Rutland in 1548. He entered at Exeter College, Oxford, in 1564, and graduated B.A. in 1566, becoming a fellow. He went abroad in 1570 with the permission of his college, intending to travel to Rome, but, entering the college of Douay in the same year, he was in 1571 received into the order of Jesus at Louvain. At Douay he was a contemporary of Campion, and studied theology. He afterwards taught many different subjects, chiefly at Douay. In 1587 he proceeded to Poland...
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Ulloa Ranking

In the United States, the name Ulloa is the 5,292nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 3

Ireland Migration of the Ulloa family to Ireland

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United States Ulloa migration to the United States +

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Ulloas to arrive on North American shores:

Ulloa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Nicolas De Ulloa, who arrived in America in 1827 4
  • Jose Maria Ulloa, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1831 4
  • Hernando De Ulloa, who arrived in New Spain in 1877 4
  • Antonio Ulloa, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1881 4

Contemporary Notables of the name Ulloa (post 1700) +

  • Pedro Osores de Ulloa (1554-1624), Royal Governor of the Kingdom of Chile
  • Carlos Ramírez Ulloa (1903-1980), Mexican civil engineer
  • Fernando Cepeda Ulloa (b. 1938), Colombian political scientist, professor and diplomat
  • Juan Manuel Bajo Ulloa (b. 1967), Spanish Basque film director
  • Víctor Javier Ulloa Ulloa (b. 1991), Peruvian football goalkeeper
  • Óscar Alejandro Ulloa (b. 1986), Salvadoran football forward
  • Fabio Renan Ulloa (b. 1976), Honduran footballer
  • Francisco de Ulloa (d. 1540), Spanish explorer
  • José Leonardo Ulloa (b. 1986), Argentine footballer
  • Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795), Spanish general, explorer, author, astronomer, colonial administrator and the first Spanish governor of Louisiana
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  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. 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