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Villa Family History

Villa Name Meaning

Asturian-Leonese and Spanish: habitational name from any of the places (mainly in Asturies) called Villa, from villa ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’, or from any of the numerous places named with this word as the first element. Italian: topographic name for someone who lived in a village as opposed to an isolated farmhouse, or in a town as opposed to the countryside, from Latin villa ‘country house’, ‘estate’, later used to denote of a group of houses forming a settlement and in some dialects to denote the most important area or center of a settlement, or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Villar, Vila, Villas, Pilla, Gill, Valla, Lilly, Vigna, Pill, Billy

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Where is the Villa family from?

You can see how Villa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Villa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Villa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 129 Villa families living in California. This was about 51% of all the recorded Villa's in the USA. California had the highest population of Villa families in 1880.
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What did your Villa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Villa. 37% of Villa men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Villa women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Villa were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Villa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Villa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Villa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Villa. For the veterans among your Villa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Villa lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Villa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Villa in 1942 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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