Villatoro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Villatoro family

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Villatoro 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 Villatoro family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Villatoro 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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Villatoro Ranking

In the United States, the name Villatoro is the 8,338th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Villatoro family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Luis de Villareal, who sailed to America in 1512; Juan de Villarreal sailed to America in 1513; Lope de Villarreal sailed to New Spain in 1534; Martí.

Contemporary Notables of the name Villatoro (post 1700) +

  • Marcos McPeek Villatoro (b. 1962), American author of six novels, two collections of poetry and a memoir
  • Anthon Villatoro (b. 1970), Guatemalan former professional cyclist who represented Guatemala at the 1996 Olympic Games
  • Edwin Roberto Villatoro Acevedo (b. 1980), Guatemalan football forward

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