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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.

Villalba Early Origins



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

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Villalba Spelling Variations


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Villalba Spelling Variations



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

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Villalba Early History


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Villalba Early History



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

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Villalba Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Villalba Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Villalba 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:

Villalba Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cristobal De Villalba, who landed in Espanola in 1812
  • Nicolas Villalba, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1840
  • Domingo Juan Villalba, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858
  • Ramon Villalba, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Villalba (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Villalba (post 1700)



  • Jason Villalba, American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 114th District; Elected 2012
  • Carlos Darwin Quintero Villalba (b. 1987), Colombian football striker
  • Heriberto Dueñas Villalba (b. 1918), composer from Ecuador

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Villalba Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Villalba 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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