Villanueva History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Villanueva family

The surname Villanueva was first found in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.

Early History of the Villanueva family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Villanueva research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1469 is included under the topic Early Villanueva History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Villanueva Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Villinueva, Vilanova, Villanova, Villanave and others.

Early Notables of the Villanueva family (pre 1700)

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United States Villanueva migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Villanueva Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Hernando De Villanueva, who arrived in America in 1511
  • Balthasar Villanueva, who settled in Nicaragua in 1534
Villanueva Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hernando De Villanueva, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • Juan De Villanueva, who landed in America in 1813 [1]
  • Alonso De Villanueva, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Baltasar De Villanueva, who arrived in Nicaragua in 1834 [1]
  • Diego De Villanueva, who landed in Cartagena in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Villanueva (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Francisco Márquez Villanueva, American university professor; connected to the family on his mother's side is Nobel Prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez
  • Marianne Villanueva, Filipino-American short story writer
  • Ron A. Villanueva, American Republican politician, Member of Virginia State House of Delegates 21st District; Elected 2011 [2]
  • H. Villanueva, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Corcubión, 1884 [2]
  • Gloria G. Villanueva, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008 [2]
  • Tomás Villanueva Rodríguez (1953-2017), Spanish politician, Minister of Economics and Employment of the Junta of Castile and León (2003-2015)
  • Armando Villanueva (b. 1915), Peruvian politician
  • James Villanueva, professor of English from Singapore
  • José Villanueva, Filipino Olympic Games medal winner in boxing (1932)


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


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