Castaneda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Castaneda family

The surname Castaneda was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Castaneda family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castaneda research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1781 is included under the topic Early Castaneda History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Castaneda Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Castaneda, Castanon, Castarede and others.

Early Notables of the Castaneda family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Castaneda Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Castaneda migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castaneda Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso De Castaneda, who arrived in America in 1512
  • Cristobal De Castaneda, who arrived in America in 1528
  • Pedro De Castaneda, who settled in Peru in 1563
  • Juana De Castaneda, who arrived in New Spain in 1576
  • Bernabe De Castaneda, who settled in New Granada in 1577
Castaneda Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rafael Castaneda, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803 [1]
  • Juan De Castaneda, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • Alonso De Castaneda, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Esteban De Castaneda, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]
  • Cristobal De Castaneda, who arrived in America in 1828 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Castaneda (post 1700) +

  • Carlos Arana Castaneda (1925-1998), Peruvian author on Mesoamerican shamanism
  • Maria “Movita” Castaneda (b. 1917), American actress, second wife of Marlon Brando
  • Steve Castaneda, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Chula Vista, California, 2006, 2010 [2]
  • Rosemary Castaneda, American politician, Mayor of Miami, Arizona, 2013 [2]
  • Maria M. Castaneda, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2008 [2]
  • Jose Castaneda, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Salinas, California, 2004 [2]
  • Chrysta Castaneda, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Texas 33rd District, 2012 [2]
  • Javier Castañeda López (b. 1955), Spanish retired footballer
  • Juan Castaneda (b. 1980), Spanish championship fencer
  • Guadalupe Castañeda (b. 1965), retired Mexican footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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