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The Villavicencio family from Cuba has lineage from Juan Lopez de Villavicencio y Perez who was born about 1645. Juan married Clara Garcia and bore the following children:
1.1 Agueda Lopez de Villavicencio y Garcia
1.2 Francisco Lopez de Villavicencio y Garcia
1.3 Roque Lopez de Villavicencio y Garcia
1.4 Fabian Lopez de Villavicencio y Garcia, born about 1665 at La Laguna, Tenerife, Islas Canarias. He married Juana Maria Rodriguez y Salaya who was born about 1672 in Habana, Cuba. The marriage occurred on April 8, 1692 at the Espiritu Santo, La Habana, Cuba.

Most of the descendants of Fabian and Juana Maria settled in Matanzas, Cuba as indicated in their pedigree chart which can be found in the link:

One of the descendants of this family, Narciso Lopez de Villavicencio y del Junco was born about 1851 in Cuba. He migrated to Florida and married Mary Ellen Trusswell who was born on Dec 23, 1876 in England. Both died in Ocala, Florida.

The Lopez de Villavicencio family had a cigar business in Marti City (Ocala) , Florida called “Fabrica de Tabacos de J. Lopez Villavicencio”.  According to the “Ocala Starbanner” dated sunday july 7 1991, the family of Ralph Lopez was among the last of the cigar manufacturers in the Marti City area of West Ocala.

Information about the Lopez de Villavicencio family came from Tayleigh Lopez (Maria L. M.). She is the only granddaughter of Edward Francis Lopez de Villavicencio y Trusswell who was born on Jan 14, 1888 in New York City and died on July 1971 in Florida. Shown here are photos provided by Tayleigh about the family and includes articles about the family’s cigar making business.

Fabrica de Tabacos
Fabrica de Tabacos
de J. Lopez Villavicencio

Ocala Cigar Making Article
Article on Ralph Lopez’ family
Last of the Cigar Manufacturers in Marti City

Ralph Lopez in Marti City
Article about Ralph Lopez in Marti City (Ocana)

Photos of Narciso’s younger brother Oscar and his wife Sarah
with the grandchildren from Matanzas, Cuba.

One would notice that the usage of the surname “Lopez de Villavicencio” had been shortened to “Lopez”.

There may be a relation between Juan Lopez de Villavicencio y Perez and Don Amaro Lopez de Villavicencio y Rodriguez, married to Dona Agueda Hernandez and their daughter Ines Lopez de Villavicencio y Hernandez.

Amaro Lopez de Villavicencio y Rodriguez is the offspring of Don Pedro Nunez de Villavicencio y Sanchez and Dona Catalina Rodriquez y Hernandez. Amaro’s siblings include Maria de Sosa, Ines, Magdalena, Baltasar, Gaspar, Alonso Nunez de Villavicencio (first line) and Pedro Nunez de Villavicencio y Rodriquez (second line)

Don Pedro Nunez de Villavicencio y Sanchez was the son of  Don Alonso Nunez de Villavicencio and Dona Ana Sanchez. Don Pedro’s siblings include: Ana, Ines and Bartolome. Don Bartolome Nunez de Villavicencio y Sanchez was the “Alguacil Mayor” of the island of Tenerife.

Don Alonso Nunez de Villavicencio, together with his brother Don Nuno led the conquest of the Canary Islands. He was one of the first settlers of the place and was “Alguacil Mayor” of the island. He was given a land grant of 70 acres of land in Cabezadas de las tierras de Padilla on May 23, 1560 by Governor Alonso Fernandez de Lugo.

Don Alonso’s brother, Don Nuno Nunez de Villavicencio served as the Justicia and Alcalde Mayor of the island of Tenerife in the year 1525. He was also granted land by then Teniente Adelantado Alonso Fernandez de Lugo. He married Dona Mencia Diaz del Clavijo, daughter of Don Sebastian de Lllerena.

The two brothers, Alonso and Nuno appears to be originally from Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia at the end of the fifteenth century and then went to the island of Tenerife. Their descendants settled in the province of Havana in the late seventeenth century.

Their coat of arms are described as: en campo de azul, tres fajas de oro con verso rojos.
(blue field, 3 bands of gold with red)

Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, Florida, Inc.
Tayleigh Lopez
“Nunez de Villavicencio” , PDF file in Spanish provided by Tayleigh Lopez.

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