The Spanish surname Villarreal is an habitational name from any of several places named Villarreal, from the Spanish word villa meaning “(outlying) farmstead,” and real meaning “royal,” as for example Villarreal de San Carlos in Cáceres. The places were so named from having some particular connection with the Crown. The name is one of the earliest European names recorded in the Americas with a record of Juan de Villarreal arriving in Florida from Spain in 1513. Today there are approximately 50,000 bearers of the name Villarreal living in the United States.
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