Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsVillafuertes, Villlafuerte, Villiafuerte, Villafuertte, Villaffuerte, Villafurte. Billafuerte, Villafuerti
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Meaning & History
It could be a habitational name from Villafuerte, a place in Valladolid province, most probably named from villa, meaning "(outlying) farmstead", "(dependent) settlement" and the personal name Fuertes, rather than the adjective fuerte, meaning "strong". Another meaning is that the second element does come from the adjective fuerte, so it could then mean "Strong settlement", or "Strong town".