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The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Vilar. Vilar is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Vilar Early Origins



The surname Vilar was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this family has been known to live from ancient times.

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Vilar Spelling Variations


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Vilar Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Villars, Villar, Villart, Villare, Vilars, Vilart, Vilare, Villarts, Villares, Vilarts, Vilares, Villard, Villards, Villarte, Villarde, Villartes, Villardes, Vilarte, Vilarde, Vilartes, Vilardes, de Villars and many more.

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Vilar Early History


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Vilar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vilar research. Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1030, 1653, and 1734 are included under the topic Early Vilar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vilar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vilar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vilar 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:

Vilar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco Vilar, who came to New Orleans in 1829
  • Francisco Vilar, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Juan Vilar, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1830
  • Gerardo Vilar, aged 13, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1830
  • Pedro Vilar, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Vilar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vilar 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 23 September 2010 at 15:36.

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