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  • Aldonza de Guzmán (deceased)
  • Alejandro García Padilla, Governor
    Javier García Padilla (Spanish: [ale%CB%88xand%C9%BEo ɡarˈsi.a]; born 3 August 1971) is an attorney and the 11th and current Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Prior to this position, García ...
  • Alonso Álvarez de Toledo Fernández de Padilla (1468 - 1537)
    n. Toledo c. 1468, + 1537; criado en el castillo de Higares por su abuelo paterno "con mucho regalo y estimación como hijo natural de su primogénito". Avecindado en Soria cuando su padre se casó con Ma...
  • Ambrosio Bibby Padilla (1910 - 1996)
    Ambrosio Bibby Padilla was a Filipino basketball player, lawyer, Senator and President of the Philippine Olympic Council. More here: .
  • Ana Josefa Padilla (1792 - d.)

About the Padilla surname

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 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 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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