|Meaning||"Town of Wolves"|
|Region of origin||Castile and León, Spain|
|Language(s) of origin||Spanish|
|Related names||Villallonga, Villali, Villalgordo, Villalba, Villalain, Villalbazo, Villalbos, Villalobas, Villalobo, Villaloboz, Villalohos, Villalabos, and Villaire.|
Villalobos is a Spanish family name (meaning town of wolves) and common in Spain, Portugal, Latin America, Italy, and The Philippines.
A person from Villalobos, Villalobos is a city in the province of Zamora in Spain which derives its name from Spanish villa "town", lobo "wolf". The element VILLE was used for someone who lived in a village, as opposed to an isolated farmhouse or in the town. The word was later used of a group of houses forming a settlement. Surnames derived from place-names are divided into two broad categories; topographic names and habitation names. Topographic names are derived from general descriptive references to someone who lived near a physical feature such as an oak tree, a hill, a stream or a church. Habitation names are derived from pre-existing names denoting towns, villages and farmsteads. Other classes of local names include those derived from the names of rivers, individual houses with signs on them, regions and whole countries. In the 8th century, Spain fell under the control of the Moors, and this influence, which lasted into the 12th century, has also left its mark on Hispanic surnames. A few names are based directly on Arabic personal names. The majority of Spanish occupational and nickname surnames, however, are based on ordinary Spanish derivatives. In Spain identifying patronymics are to be found as early as the mid-9th century, but these changed with each generation, and hereditary surnames seem to have come in slightly later in Spain than in England and France. As well as the names of the traditional major saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. For the most part these names are characteristically Hispanic. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries.
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