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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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!!!

Claudette Padilla Trudell

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

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!

Kevin Padilla

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


My son grandpa is from 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

J padilla
What part of Leon

my mom was born there! ^.^

Edgar Correa Padilla

Im Padilla from Jalisco I was raised in Leon :)

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.

Jose Padilla Jr.

My abuelita was from Guadalajara her name was Encarnacion Contreras before she married my grandfather Bruno Padilla. I'm in Tx. Hola primos!

Edgar Correa Padilla

I have Padilla Family in Jalostotitlan , Jalisco :)

We Padillas are from the Philippines..


JJ, I am from Puerto Rico and my grandmother was Padilla. According oral history Three brothers from India came to Mexico and one stayed in Mexico and the other two came to Puerto Rico. My grandmother's father was one of the three. But when I look at history and being that the origin of the Padilla last name is Spain I insist that the three brothers came from the Philippines instead and somewhere along the way the place of origin was changed. If we consider that India was the domain of Portugal and Spain did not have direct trade with India and that Philippines was a colony of Spain at the time and was governed from Mexico by the crown. There were back and forth from Mexico to the Philippines and no direct ships from India to Mexico. So the three brothers we stowed in a ship from Philippines and not from India as my family members insist. It is very unlikely that a ship from India would stop in the Philippines and continue to Mexico, since that would most likely be a portuguese ship. So there are the descendants of two Padillas brothers in Puerto Rico and the descendants of one Padilla brother in Mexico.

im padilla too.

hello Padill's

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

Jalisco is the state. Guadalajara is on Jalisco.. Seems there are a lot of Padillas out of that city. We are from Chapala...

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

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)

david padilla
my grand father is from pecos new mexico so we are probably directly related! wow!

We have loads of family in N.M. Mainly around Bernal.

Eileen Padilla
I am a Padilla from NYC and Puerto Rican... All the other Padilla's I know are also Puerto Rican... Nice to see such a gorgeous last name is all over the world!!!

Omg Well Im greek/italian and hispanic WOW

jose padilla
i am trying to find my family origin and my dad is from jalisco

Sylvia Perez
Hello Jose, My family is from the state of Jalisco in the eastern area of San Julian and surrounding cities. I am doing my genealogy and am looking to find relatives. What are your family names?


I'm from San Jose Los Reynosos, Jalisco. My parents are Luciano Vasques Padilla and my mom is Hermelinda Gonzales Alcala. There are many Padillas in Jalisco. We are from and area called Lomos Largos; meaning long Torso. & we do have long torsos. We r very Fair skinned & probably from some colonial linkage, but have some indigenous linkage as well. viva Padilla!

Johnnie Padilla
I was told by familly that Padilla is a traditional name originating on the canry island of La gomera

so many padilla's if we wanted we could fill 2 or 3 statesproud to be a padilla .....wepa spanish and proud

Padilla and proud!!! I have always been told we are kin to Maria Padilla, who married Prince Pedro the Cruel of Spain in the 1300's.. My family did not come to America from Sain until the mid 1900's. We still have land there...but I have never been. :(

Liz Messerly
I have family in Missouri but don't know exactly who they are. My grandfathers name is John/Juan Padilla. Anyone know anything about the Padilla's in Missouri?

Korynna Padilla
My father name was Isabel Padilla born in Juarez Mexico. I know very little of my family background. My grandmother surname was Franco. My father was one of 13 children, several shared the first name of Isabel. Since my father passed away, I should have taken the time to knw more about my ancestry. I miss my dad!!!

i searched this cuz i wanna know if anthony padilla is a filipino (if you dont know him watch smosh)

Bruno Padilla
Im padilla too hahaha busco a una padillita tambien lol

Eric padilla
finally i find out where my last name comes from>>>>>>>>

Jennifer Padilla
I heard the name came form spain tambien!

hmm i heard the name came from spain

wow i didnt know that so many people had the last name PADILLA

russel padilla ocol
hey i learned that almost filipino was spanish ascendants

Jaime guerrero
Padilla is also heavy in new mexico..there's an old barrio called los padillas

Reynaldo Padilla
theres not too many padillas in new york. i only know me n my dads side of the family but i have discoved some in the military too

Andrea Fe Padilla
in the Philippines there are many Padilla including me