Villegas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Villegas family
The surname Villegas was first found in Andalucia, in southern Spain.
Early History of the Villegas family
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Villegas Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Vallegas, Vallegos, Vallegoz, Vallegaz, Valleges, Vilehena, Vilhegas, Vilchena, Vilazel, Vilhena, Villegas, Villegos, Villegoz, Villegaz and many more.
Early Notables of the Villegas family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Villegas is the 1,356th most popular surname with an estimated 22,383 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Villegas is ranked the 7,725th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Villegas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Villegas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. 
Villegas Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century