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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


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

Villafranca Early Origins



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

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Villafranca Spelling Variations


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Villafranca 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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Villafranca Early History


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Villafranca Early History



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

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Villafranca Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Villafranca Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Villafranca Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alonso De Villafranca who arrived in America in 1512
  • Francisco De Villafranca who came to Florida in 1538
  • Juan De Villafranca who settled in Peru in 1584

Villafranca Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rodrigo De Villafranca, who landed in America in 1811
  • Alonso De Villafranca, who landed in America in 1812
  • Cantabius Villafranca, aged 33, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Cantabius Villafranca, a Spanish soldier, who arrived in New Orleans in 1826
  • Francisco De Villafranca, who landed in Florida in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Villafranca Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Vincent Villafranca who came to Arkansas in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Villafranca (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Villafranca (post 1700)



  • Rafael Villafranca, American politician, Honorary Consul for Costa Rica at Richmond, 1908
  • Juan de Villafranca (b. 1954), Mexican businessman and diplomat, Director General of Marking Services de Mexico
  • Mariano Villafranca (1835-1878), Philippine judge and city mayor
  • Rafael Villafranca (b. 1872), Philippine physician

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Villafranca Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    9. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
    10. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    11. ...

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