Last name: Padilla

This is a Spanish locational surname, recorded in the spellings of Padilla and Padillo. It originates from one of the various villages so-called in the provinces of Burgos, Guadaljar and Valladolid, these places being originally built in depressions in the ground. The word 'padilla' derives from the Roman 'patella' and described originally a sauce or bread pan, and possibly the villages are an allegorical reference to a very hot place. The early recordings are all prefixed by the preposition 'de' suggesting that the family were land owners of status. Usually these prepositions were lost when the name travelled overseas, however this was not always the case with this surname, as shown below. Examples of these early recordings taken from authentic church and civil registers include Casilda Acuria de Padillo, at Nuestra Senora de La Antigua, Valladolid, Spain, on January 17th 1562, and Martinez Pablo Padilla, at San Esteban, Navarra, Spain, on April 29th 1596. Maria Jospeh de Garcia Padilla was christened at Mission San Carlos, Moneterey, California, on April 16th 1795, and Leonarda Padillo married Esaura Huarez at Montebello, Los Angeles, California, on September 14th 1914. The coat of arms has the unusual blazon of a blue field, three spoons palewise between three crescents, all silver. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ysabella de Padillo, which was dated October 14th 1552, christened at Nuestra Senora de la Antigua, Valladolid, during the reign of King Charles 1st of Spain, Emperor of Mexico, 1516 - 1556. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Alfred Padilla
Padilla from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our family has been in NM for 300 years, we are of Spaniard, Native American ancestry with other nationalities thrown in for good measure. (waves to all the Padilla’s)

im looking for harby padilla from brooklyn new york who dated my mother alicia roman around 1983_84 or any family members he was puerto rican / columbian possibly on his mothers side. his child is searching for him

Padillas in our family originated in Guadalajara and jalisco mexico, spain before that, but not certain where.

We Padillas are from the Philippines..

75,000 in U.S alone, my last known origin was halostotitlan jalisco.they arived in panama between 1450, 1550 dont have ships logs anymore its like pulling teeth to get them. tight liped saw them once fifteen years ago. there are two lines of padillas in jalisco.

Rodrigo Padilla
I'm a Padilla that lives in Fort Wayne Indiana . my mother brought me from Mexico when I was 4 I'm 18 now and I am from Leon, Guanajuato

Jose Padilla
My name is Jose padilla reside in ohio and family is from santa clara Leon Guanajuato.

Adrian Padilla
Hello Padillas!
I live in Miami, FL, USA.
My grandfather was from a small town outside of Sevilla, Spain called Rosiana. Blessings to all of you.

big d
What's up Padillas!!!! My family is from Francisco Saravia, Michoacán Mexico

Karla Padilla Cochran
Hey Padilla's I live in Tennessee, but born and raised in Calexico, California. Calexico is a border town to Mexicali, Mexico, Baja California

Hii Padilla's I'm from Michoacan, Mexico currently living in NC :)

John Elias Padilla
I am a Padilla living in Orlando FL born in Brooklyn NY from the Padilla's of Hatillo, Puerto RIco!

Christine Padilla-Parrish

Hello! I live in Northern Nevada. I am a Masapequa, NY transplant (over 30 yrs ago). My father Ferdinand Padilla was born in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

Abel Padilla

Hey Kin folk. MY NAME IS abel Padilla born in San Luis, Potosi, Mexico I currently live in Anchorage, Alaska. My dad Jose Guadalupe Padilla was born and raised in Reynosa, Tamaulipas , Mexico and lives in Edinburg TX.


My son grandpa is from Puerto Rico

Kevin Padilla

I was born in Montebello, CA and I have he last name Padilla

Vanessa padilla

hey Padilla's i was born in Wisconsin Milwaukee and my hole family where born in California and Guadalajara fell proud being a Padilla!

Claudette Padilla Trudell

Hello Padilla's I am a 5th generation Padilla from New Mexico USA

Rodrigo Alejandro Padilla

My last name is Padilla . I was born in Leon, Guanajuato Mexico . March 27 1995. I was brought to USA at age 4 & now live in Fort Wayne, Indiana . I'm proud to be a Padilla!!!

I love my past name... Dont really know a lot of other Padilla around my neighborhood, but im proud to be a Padilla, more proud to be MEXICAN!

Anthony Padilla should know about this.

James Padilla
Want to know if our name has Jewish roots.

Carlos Padilla
Our branch came from Spain and settled in Guatemala. There were 4 brothers. Dionicio Padilla Orantes , José Mariano Padilla Orantes , Miguel Bernardino Padilla Orantes and Pedro Padilla Orantes. Their father was Juan Jose de Padilla de Alva and mother was Maria de los Angeles Orantes. Juan Jose's father was Jose Gregorio de Padilla and his father was Gregorio de Padilla, Conquistador Español Intendente del Rey en Sonsonate y Jutiapa en 1760 a 1772.

Octavio Padilla
Hey I'm from Acatic Jalisco Proud to be "Padilla"my grandfather was born in 1881 would like to know more about their background he was100 year old when he died I was 6 years old and his last grandchild su nombre es Bernandino Padilla .1881 to 1981.

Eusebio Padilla
Would like to know where we are Region 8 from my grandpa said we were Spanish from Spain would like to know if it's true or if our blood comes from Mexico

Jerry J. Padilla
what's up Padillas!! It's great being a Padilla!! And the best thing is that it rhymes with tortilla if u say it with a Spanish accent!! Lmao!! Padillas stand up!! We shine in the Cali!

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