Villareal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Villareal, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Villareal, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Early Origins of the Villareal family

The surname Villareal was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Villareal family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Villareal research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1231, 1512, 1628, 1934 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Villareal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Villareal Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Villarreal, de Villarreal, Villa Real, de Villa Real, Villareal and many more.

Early Notables of the Villareal family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Villareal were Bartolomé González de Villaverde (1512-189), a Spanish notary and conquistador. Born in León, Spain, he married María de Santa Cruz, from Paraguay, natural daughter of Spanish conqueror Juan de Santa Cruz. Together, they had 12 children, one of which was Mayor Bartolomé González de Villaverde. Another son, Roque González de Santa Cruz became a Jesuit priest and was the first missionary among the Guarani people in...
Another 73 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Villareal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Villareal migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Villareal Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Luis de Villareal, who sailed to America in 1512
  • Antonio de Villareal, who sailed to Florida in 1563
Villareal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Luis Villareal, who landed in New Spain in 1861 [1]
  • Agustin De Villareal, who arrived in New Granada in 1877 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Villareal (post 1700) +

  • Leo Villareal (b. 1967), American artist living and working in New York City, known for his work with LED lights
  • Rick Villareal, American current athletic director at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas
  • Pat Villareal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972 [2]
  • Francisco Villareal, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Laredo, Texas, 1870-73 [2]
  • Elizabeth Villareal, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 2008 [2]
  • Cornelio T. Villareal (1904-1992), Filipino politician, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 1962 to 1967

  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 on Facebook
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