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Origins Available: Portuguese, Spanish


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

Villani Early Origins



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

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Villani Spelling Variations


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Villani 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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Villani Early History


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Villani Early History



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

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Villani Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Villani Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Villani Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ludovico Villani arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Phoenix" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Villani (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Villani (post 1700)



  • Ralph A. Villani (1901-1974), American politician, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, 1949-53
  • Giovanni Villani (1275-1348), Flemish historian

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Villani Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 19676. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Guiseppi, Montague Spencer, edition. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. Mancester, England: The Huguenot Soceity of London, 1921. Print.
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    The Villani Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Villani 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 21 October 2010 at 13:59.

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