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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.

Villatoro Early Origins



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

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Villatoro Spelling Variations


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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.

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Villatoro Early History


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Villatoro Early History



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

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Villatoro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Villatoro Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Villatoro 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 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; Martín de Villarreal sailed to America in 1528.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Villatoro (post 1700)


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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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Villatoro Family Crest Products


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Villatoro Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Villatoro Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Villatoro 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 23 March 2014 at 17:59.

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