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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, who 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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. 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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