Villalba History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Although the exact origin of the Spanish surname Villalba 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.

Early Origins of the Villalba family

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

Early History of the Villalba family

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Villalba Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Villalba family (pre 1700)

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Villalba Ranking

In the United States, the name Villalba is the 8,777th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in South America, the name Villalba is ranked the 98th most popular surname with an estimated 49 people with that name. [2]


United States Villalba migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Villalba Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal De Villalba, who landed in Espanola in 1812 [3]
  • Nicolas Villalba, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1840 [3]
  • Domingo Juan Villalba, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858 [3]
  • Ramon Villalba, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Villalba (post 1700) +

  • Jason Villalba, American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 114th District; Elected 2012 [4]
  • Darío Villalba Flores (1939-2018), Spanish painter, photographer, and competitive figure skater at the 1956 Winter Olympics
  • Carlos Darwin Quintero Villalba (b. 1987), Colombian football striker
  • Heriberto Dueñas Villalba (b. 1918), composer from Ecuador
  • Villalba Sanabria Aquilino (b. 1983), Paraguayan football striker


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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