Castellanos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The long and noble heritage behind the name of Castellanos first began in medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Since Spain was periodically dominated by both the Germanic speaking Visigoths and the Arabic and Muslim Moors in its past, it's surnames share much in common with the surnames of both of these nations. Many people, such as the Castellanos family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Castellanos was an occupational name for a person who worked in a castle.

Early Origins of the Castellanos family

The surname Castellanos was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.

Early History of the Castellanos family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castellanos research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1202 is included under the topic Early Castellanos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Castellanos Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Castellano, Castellanos and others.

Early Notables of the Castellanos family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century Spanish poet and historian Juan de Castellanos, who lived the latter part of his life in the New World; nineteenth century Spanish politician Tomás Castellano y Villarroya; nineteenth century...
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United States Castellanos migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castellanos Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Rodrigo de Castellanos, to America in 1512
  • Alonso Castellanos to America in 1517
Castellanos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rodrigo De Castellanos, who arrived in America in 1812 [1]
  • Alonso De Castellanos, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]
  • Pedro Antonio Castellanos, who voyaged to Cuba under the orders of Velázquez, and who became a lifelong friend of Hernán Cortés, conquistador of Mexico
  • Juan Castellanos, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836 [1]
  • Francisco Castellanos, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1873 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Castellanos (post 1700) +

  • Alejandro Luis Castellanos (b. 1986), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Alejandro "Alex" Castellanos (b. 1954), Cuban American political consultant
  • Agustin Wilfredo Castellanos (b. 1902), Cuban-born, American physician
  • Ricardo C Castellanos, American Roman Catholic priest
  • Diego Antonio Castellanos, American television producer and educator
  • Adolfo Jiménez Castellanos (1844-1929), Spanish military officer, the last Spanish Governor General of Cuba
  • César Castellanos, Colombian Christian pastor, founder of the Misión Carismática Internacional
  • Carlos Octavio Castellanos Mijares (b. 1977), Mexican politician, Deputy of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress (2013-)
  • Antonio Castellanos Basich (b. 1946), Mexican sculptor
  • Alejandro Castellanos (b. 1979), Honduran swimmer at the 2000 Summer Olympics, the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony
  • ... (Another 3 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) on Facebook
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