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Although the exact origin of the Spanish surname Villacorta is unclear, research suggests that, like most Spanish compound surnames containing the first element "Villa," the surname was adopted as a surname from the name of a place of residence. The Latin "Villa" means town. It is the place name that is uncertain.

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The surname Villacorta was first found in Andalusia, in southern Spain, the chief city being Seville an ancient pre-Roman Iberian town.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Villacreces, Villacrecis, Villacrusis and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Villacorta research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1608, 1616 and 1694 are included under the topic Early Villacorta History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Villacorta Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Villacorta Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Andres De Villacorta, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Diego De Villacorta, who landed in America in 1814

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  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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  5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  10. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
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The Villacorta Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Villacorta 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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