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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.

Villareal Early Origins



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

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Villareal Spelling Variations


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Villareal Spelling Variations



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

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Villareal Early History


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Villareal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Villareal research. Another 356 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1231 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Villareal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Villareal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Villareal Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Villareal 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:

Villareal Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Luis de Villareal, who sailed to America in 1512
  • Antonio de Villareal sailed to Florida in 1563

Villareal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luis Villareal, who landed in New Spain in 1861
  • Agustin De Villareal, who arrived in New Granada in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Villareal (post 1700)


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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
  • Francisco Villareal, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Laredo, Texas, 1870-73
  • Elizabeth Villareal, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 2008
  • Cornelio T. Villareal (1904-1992), Filipino politician, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 1962 to 1967

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    9. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Villareal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Villareal 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 28 October 2015 at 10:25.

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