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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Giovanni Villani (1275-1348), Flemish historian

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Villani Family Crest Products


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Villani Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Domínguez, C. Diccionario Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones 4 Volumes. 2001. Print.
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla, Spain. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  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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