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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


The Vila surname is a Portuguese and Galician name from Davila, meaning "from a town or village."

Vila Early Origins



The surname Vila was first found in the Spanish town of Avila.

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Vila Spelling Variations


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Vila Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: D'Avilla, Da Villa, D'Avila, Devilla, Davilla, De Villa, Avila, Avilla, Villa and many more.

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Vila Early History


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Vila Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vila research. Another 286 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1569, and 1894 are included under the topic Early Vila History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vila Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vila Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vila 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:

Vila Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Vila, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1823
  • V Vila, aged 19, landed in New Orleans, La in 1825
  • Josefina Vila, aged 8, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Fco. Vila who arrived in New Orleans in 1830 with his wife and children
  • Francisco Vila, aged 35, landed in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vila (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vila (post 1700)



  • Joseph Spencer "Joe" Vila (1866-1934), American sportswriter and editor
  • Robert J "Bob" Vila (b. 1946), American home improvement show host, best known for "This Old House" (1979–1988)
  • Ana Irma Vila, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1996
  • Francisco Javier "Patxi" Vila Errandonea (b. 1975), Spanish Basque former professional road bicycle racer
  • José María Vargas Vila, Colombian writer

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Vila Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Zúquete, Afonso Eduardo Martins. Armorial Lusitano. Lisboa: Editoria Enciclopédia, 1961. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
    11. ...

    The Vila Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vila 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2015 at 10:25.

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