Villarreal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Villarreal, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Villarreal, 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 Villarreal family

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

Early History of the Villarreal family

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

Villarreal 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 Villarreal family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Villarreal 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 Villarreal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Villarreal migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Villarreal Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan de Villarreal, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Martín de Villarreal, who sailed to America in 1528
  • Lope de Villarreal, who sailed to New Spain in 1534
  • María Villarreal Gutiérrez sailed to Hispaniola in 1535
Villarreal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Luis De Villarreal, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • Juan De Villarreal, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Teresa De Villarreal, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]
  • Martin De Villarreal, who landed in America in 1828 [1]
  • Lope De Villarreal, who landed in New Spain in 1834 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Villarreal (post 1700) +

  • Michael U. "Mike" Villarreal (b. 1971), American politician, Member of the Texas House of Representatives (2003-)
  • Jose Villarreal (b. 1993), American soccer player who plays for Los Angeles Galaxy
  • Óscar Eduardo Villarreal (b. 1981), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Norma Villarreal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000 [2]
  • Michael Villarreal, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives; Elected unopposed 2000; Elected 2002, 2004, 2006; Elected unopposed 2008, 2010; Elected 2012 [2]
  • Lillian Villarreal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 [2]
  • Hector J. Villarreal, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 40th District, 1994 [2]
  • Fernando Villarreal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 [2]
  • Drusilla Villarreal, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [2]
  • Anita M. Villarreal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980 [2]
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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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