The Spanish surname Villahermosa is of ancient and noble lineage. The origins of the name Villahermosa are toponymic, as it is derived from the place-name where the original bearer lived or owned land. The name is derived from the Spanish word "hermosa" which means "beautiful." Thus, the family name Villahermosa was used to signify "one who lived in a beautiful place."
The surname Villahermosa was first found in the ancient Castilian province of Santander. The earliest reference to the name Villahermosa is from 1409, when Diego Guiterrez de Hermosa became the Chief Justice of Castille.
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of this family name include: Hermoso, Hermosa, Hermosilla, Hermosillo, Hermosello and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Hermosa de Penarando who arrived in Mexico in 1537; Francisco Hermoso who settled in Florida in 1538; Diego De Hermosilla who settled in Espanola with his wife, Maria de Pareja, and his children in 1566.