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Vila History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


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

Early Origins of the Vila family


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

Early History of the Vila family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the Vila family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vila family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • V Vila, aged 19, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1825 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Josefina Vila, aged 8, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Fco. Vila who arrived in New Orleans in 1830 with his wife and children
  • Francisco Vila, aged 35, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francisco Javier "Patxi" Vila Errandonea (b. 1975), Spanish Basque former professional road bicycle racer
  • José María Vargas Vila, Colombian writer

Historic Events for the Vila family



Flight TWA 800

  • Mr. Daniel Gaspar Creamades Vila (d. 1996), from France, French passenger flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; he died in the crash [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Antarctic Homestead, Operation Deep Freeze the New Zealand Story, Retrieved 2018 February 21st, http://antarctic.homestead.com/901.html

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Antarctic Homestead, Operation Deep Freeze the New Zealand Story, Retrieved 2018 February 21st, http://antarctic.homestead.com/901.html

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