Campos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Campos, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Campos, 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 Campos family

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

Early History of the Campos family

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

Campos 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 Campos 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 Campos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Campos World Ranking

In the United States, the name Campos is the 618th most popular surname with an estimated 47,253 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Campos is ranked the 1,532nd most popular surname with an estimated 3,852 people with that name. [2] And in South America, the name Campos is the 63rd popular surname with an estimated 69 people with that name. [3]


United States Campos migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Campos Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Pedro de Campos, who sailed to America in 1517
  • Martín de Campos, who sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Manuel de Campos, who sailed to Panama in 1535
Campos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco De Campos, who arrived in America in 1813 [4]
  • Juan De Campos, who landed in America in 1817 [4]
  • Pedro De Campos, who arrived in America in 1817 [4]
  • Mc Del Campos, aged 29, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [4]
  • Maria Dolores Campos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1830 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Campos migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Campos Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Isaac Henriques Campos, who landed in Jamaica in 1740 [4]
  • Judith Henriques Campos, who landed in Jamaica in 1749 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Campos (post 1700) +

  • Pete Campos (b. 1954), American Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate
  • Dave Campos (b. 1942), American top-fuel drag motorcycle racer and the holder of the Motorcycle World Land Speed record until 2006
  • Maria E. Campos, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1940, 1944, 1948 [6]
  • Marc A. Campos, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980, 1996 [6]
  • Joseph Campos, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 39th District, 2012 [6]
  • John L. Campos, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932 [6]
  • Gloria Campos (b. 1958), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2004, 2008 (alternate) [6]
  • Edna Campos, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2000 [6]
  • Beatriz Campos, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004 [6]
  • Anthony Campos, American politician, Mayor of Watsonville, California, 1994-95 [6]
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_common_surnames_in_South_America
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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