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Where did the Spanish Pastrano family come from? What is the Spanish Pastrano family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pastrano family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pastrano family history?

The noble surname Pastrano is of Spanish descent and has proved to be an influential surname throughout history. the surname is of toponymic origin, having derived from the name of the place where its original bearer was born or resided. The surname Pastrano was initially used to identify a person from the town of Pastrana. The etymology of this surname lies in the Portuguese and Galician word "pastrano, pastrana" which signifies "rustic."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Pastrano, Pastranas and others.

First found in the province of Guadalajara in the ancient Christian kingdom of Castile. However, early records show that branches were established during the early Middle Ages in the Valle de Mena, and in the town of Laredo.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pastrano research. Another 383 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1685 and 1852 are included under the topic Early Pastrano History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 76 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pastrano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hernando De Pastrana who settled in Peru in 1534; Maria De Pastrana who came to New Spain in 1565; Tomas De Pastrana Perales who arrived in Cartagena in 1574.

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The Pastrano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pastrano Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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