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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.

Villarreal Early Origins



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

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Villarreal Spelling Variations


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Villarreal 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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Villarreal Early History


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Villarreal Early History



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

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Villarreal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Villarreal Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Villarreal Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan de Villarreal sailed to America in 1513
  • Martín de Villarreal sailed to America in 1528
  • Lope de Villarreal 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Villarreal (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • Lillian Villarreal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Hector J. Villarreal, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 40th District, 1994
  • Fernando Villarreal, American Democrat 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 Democrat 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.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    5. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Villarreal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Villarreal 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 31 July 2016 at 10:47.

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