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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


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

Villa Early Origins



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

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Villa Spelling Variations


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Villa 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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Villa Early History


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Villa Early History



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

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Villa Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Villa Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Villa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franca Villa, who arrived in New Orleans in 1826
  • Rafelo Villa, who came to New Orleans in 1831
  • Rafelo Villa, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Franco Villa, aged 22, landed in New Orleans, La in 1836
  • Pedro Villa, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Villa Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adelina Villa, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Adalgisa Villa, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Albina Villa, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Arzano, Italy, in 1921
  • Aime Villa, who landed in America, in 1923
  • Aguillino Villa, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Villa (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Villa (post 1700)



  • Regina Villa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980
  • Mario Villa, American politician, Mayor of Amsterdam, New York, 1980-87, 1992-95
  • Hector Villa, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State Senate 29th District, 1996
  • Amparo Villa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996
  • Al Villa, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972; Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972
  • Marco Villa (b. 1969), Italian Olympic cyclist
  • Javier Villa (b. 1987), Spanish racing driver
  • David Villa (b. 1981), Spanish footballer
  • Pancho Villa (1878-1923), born Doroteo Arango, Mexican revolutionary
  • José Moreno Villa, Spanish poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    4. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    7. 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).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

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