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Where did the Dutch Vilar family come from? What is the Dutch Vilar family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vilar family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vilar family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Val, Valär, Valat, Valle, Valée, Vel, Velle, Vol, Voll, Vollard, Fall, Falla, Falle and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vilar research. Another 294 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1632, 1783, 1792, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Vilar History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Vilar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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


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  2. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
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  8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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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.

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