Vilela History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vilela family

The surname Vilela was first found in Andalucia, in southern Spain.

Early History of the Vilela family

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Vilela Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vallegas, Vallegos, Vallegoz, Vallegaz, Valleges, Vilehena, Vilhegas, Vilchena, Vilazel, Vilhena, Villegas, Villegos, Villegoz, Villegaz and many more.

Early Notables of the Vilela family (pre 1700)

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United States Vilela migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vilela Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rafael Vilela, aged 51, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • Thomas Vilela, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • Manuel Vilela, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Jose De Vilela, who arrived in Peru in 1884 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Vilela (post 1700) +

  • Luiz Mancilha Vilela (1942-2022), Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop Emeritus of Vitória (2004-2018)
  • Maguito Vilela (1949-2021), Brazilian politician who served as a Senator, and was mayor of Goiânia


  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)


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