The distinguished Spanish surname Camarillo is of locative origin, being based on a physical or geographic feature found in the vicinity of the eponymous bearer's place of abode. In this case, the Spanish word "camara" means "granary or barn," and the surname would indicate that the original bearer lived beside a granary. In the feudal
manors and estates of the Middle Ages, the granary would have been used by the lord's extensive household, and would have been a local
Early Origins of the Camarillo family
The surname Camarillo was first found in the province of Galicia
in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula. However, like many locative surnames, Camarillo arose independently in various parts of Spain
. Records show that a branch of the family had its ancestral home in the Valley of Ayala, in Amurrio (Alava).
Early History of the Camarillo family
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Camarillo Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Camára, Camarillo, Camarino, Camarero, Cambra, Lacambra, Cammarata, Camarena and many more.
Early Notables of the Camarillo family (pre 1700)
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Camarillo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Camarillo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Camarillo Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- J. E. Camarillo, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1903
- Lauro Camarillo, aged 40, who settled in America from Mexico, in 1907
- Samuel Camarillo, aged 20, who landed in America from Puebla, Mexico, in 1910
- Juan Ez..quail Camarillo, who landed in America, in 1912
- Isobel M. Camarillo, aged 57, who emigrated to America, in 1920
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Contemporary Notables of the name Camarillo (post 1700)
- Juan E. Camarillo Jr. (1867-1936), American wealthy landowner and philanthropist, brother of Adolfo
- Adolfo Camarillo (1864-1958), American land owner, horse breeder, rancher, and philanthropist, eponym of the Camarillo White Horse and Camarillo, a city in Ventura County, California
- Dolores Camarillo (1910-1988), Mexican character actress of film, television, and theater who appeared in over 124 films from 1933 to 1986