Vila Family History
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Vila Name Meaning
Catalan: topographic name for somebody who lived in a vila, which in Catalonia denoted a small town or village with certain privileges not common for villages, or habitational name from any of the places called La Vila or Vila. This name is one of the most common names in Catalonia. Catalan: habitational name from (Vilá): variant of Vilar. in some cases possibly also Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Galicia named Vila, from vila ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press