Villaverde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Villaverde family

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

Villaverde 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 Villaverde family (pre 1700)

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


United States Villaverde migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Villaverde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jose Villaverde, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Manuel Villaverde, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Guillermo Villaverde, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Garcia De Villaverde, who landed in New Granada in 1877 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Villaverde (post 1700) +

  • Manolo Villaverde (b. 1994), American actor, known for Gullah, Gullah Island and Cafe and Tobacco (2003)
  • Clemente Villaverde Huelva (b. 1959), simply known as Clemente, a Spanish retired footballer who played from 1978 to 1990
  • Xavier Villaverde (b. 1958), Spanish Goya Award nominated producer and director, known for Angels of Sex (2012), Thirteen Chimes (2002) and Continental (1990)
  • Hugo Eduardo Villaverde (b. 1954), retired Argentine football defender
  • Ramón Alberto Villaverde Vázquez (1930-1986), Uruguayan footballer
  • Carlos Villaverde (b. 1975), English director and writer, known for Endless, the Rock Return (2005)
  • Teresa Villaverde (b. 1966), Portuguese multiple award winning director and writer, known for Colo (2017), Two Brothers, My Sister (1994) and Trance (2006)


  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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