Villarreal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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...
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In the United States, the name Villarreal is the 672nd most popular surname with an estimated 44,766 people with that name. 
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 
- Juan De Villarreal, who arrived in America in 1813 
- Teresa De Villarreal, who arrived in America in 1813 
- Martin De Villarreal, who landed in America in 1828 
- Lope De Villarreal, who landed in New Spain in 1834 
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Villarreal migration to West Indies +
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Villarreal Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
- Maria Villarreal, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1835 
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 Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000 
- Michael Villarreal, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives; Elected unopposed 2000; Elected 2002, 2004, 2006; Elected unopposed 2008, 2010; Elected 2012 
- Lillian Villarreal, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 
- Hector J. Villarreal, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 40th District, 1994 
- Fernando Villarreal, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 
- Drusilla Villarreal, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 
- Anita M. Villarreal, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980 
- ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html