Villate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Villate family

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

Villate 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 Villate family (pre 1700)

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


United States Villate migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Villate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F Villate, aged 20, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1838 [1]
  • Lazaro Villate, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1859 [1]
  • Juan Manuel Villate, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1888 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Villate (post 1700) +

  • Blas Villate y de la Herra (1824-1882), Count of Valmaceda, a Spanish general, Governor of Cuba
  • Juan Sebastián Villate (b. 1991), Colombian football goalkeeper
  • Elio Fidel Villate Lam, Cuban painter
  • Gaspar Villate (1851-1891), Cuban composer


  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)


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