Vilas Family History
Vilas Name Meaning
Catalan (Vilàs): variant of Vilars, from the plural of vilar, a derivative of vila ‘farmstead’, ‘village’. Catalan: in some cases also variant of Viles, from the plural form of vila ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’ (see Vila 1). in some cases also Galician: habitational name from any of the various places in Galicia named Vilas, from the plural of vila ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’. Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Vilém, Czech form of Wilhelm (see William).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press