Show ContentsCastellon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Castellon surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château", which means "castle".

Early Origins of the Castellon family

The surname Castellon was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where this illustrious family held a family seat with lands and manor for many centuries.

Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel-Arnaud, is in the Drôme department; Chastel-Nouvel, is in the Lozère department; and Chastel-sur-Murat, is in the Cantal department.

Guigo I also known as Guigues du Chastel, Guigo de Castro and Guigo of Saint-Romain, (1083-1136), was a Carthusian monk and the 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse monastery in the 12th century.

Tanneguy III du Chastel (or Tanguy du Châtel) (1369-1449) was a French military leader of the Hundred Years' War. he was so well regarded the King Louis XI had him buried at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André (Loiret), where Louis XI himself was later buried in 1483.

Early History of the Castellon family

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Castellon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Castel, Castet, Castets, Castex, Castelli, Ducastel, Delcastel and many more.

Early Notables of the Castellon family (pre 1700)

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Castellon Ranking

In the United States, the name Castellon is the 10,114th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Castellon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castellon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacome De Castellon, who landed in America in 1810 [2]
  • Francisco Castellon, who landed in America in 1826 [2]
  • Federico Castellon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1847 [2]
  • Eduardo Castellon, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1870 [2]
  • Alonso De Castellon, who landed in Peru in 1876 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Castellon (post 1700) +

  • Federico Castellón (1914-1971), Spanish-American painter, sculptor, printmaker and illustrator of children's books
  • Demacio "Demo" Castellon (b. 1978), Cuban American sound engineer, known for his work with Timbaland
  • Enrique Castellón Vargas (1928-2020), better known as El Príncipe Gitano ("The Gypsy Prince"), a Spanish flamenco singer, actor and dancer; he died from COVID-19
  • Ninoska Pérez Castellón (b. 1950), Cuban activist, prominent member of the Cuban exile community in Miami, and outspoken opponent of Fidel and Raul Castro
  • Jorge Castellón Velarde (b. 1969), Bolivian sprinter in the men's 100m competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Gabriel Jesús Castellón Velazque (b. 1993), Chilean footballer
  • Francisco Castellón Sanabria (1815-1855), Nicaragua president of "Democratic" Nicaragua from 1854-1855 during the Granada-León civil war
  • Blanca Castellon (b. 1958), Nicaraguan poet, winner of Instituto de Estudios Modernistas of poetry in Valencia, Spain

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  2. 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