Campa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Campa, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Campa, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Early Origins of the Campa family

The surname Campa was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Campa family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Campa research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1508, 1784 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Campa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Campa Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Campos, Campo, de Campos, de Campo, del Campo, Camps, Campillo, del Campillo, Ocampo, de Ocampo, Campa and many more.

Early Notables of the Campa family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Sebastián de Ocampo, a Spanish navigator and explorer who is generally believed to have been the first navigator to have circumnavigated the island of Cuba, in 1508 and is credited with the discovery of the Gulf of Mexico; sixteenth century historian Florián de Ocampo; seventeenth century Spanish botanist and physician Antonio Campillo y Marco; eighteenth century administrator Nicolás del Campo, Marquis of Loreto...
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Campa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Campa migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Campa Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • V Campa, aged 60, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823 [1]
  • Fiburai Campa, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830 [1]
  • Jean Campa, aged 19, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839 [1]
  • J Campa, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Campa (post 1700) +

  • Felipe Campa (b. 1979), Mexican professional boxer
  • Riccardo Campa (b. 1967), Italian Professor of Sociology at the University of Cracow
  • Cesare Campa (b. 1943), Italian politician
  • Valentín Campa (1904-1999), Mexican railway union leader
  • Luis Ramón Campa (b. 1971), Mexican boxer
  • Roberto Rafael Campa (b. 1957), Mexican lawyer and politician
  • Gustavo Campa, Mexican writer
  • Aurelio Campa Serrano (1933-2020), Spanish professional footballer who played as a defender

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Ralph Campa, American Seaman First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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