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Castilla History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Castilla is derived from the Late Latin word "castellum," which meant a fortified building (a castle), a set of buildings or even a village. The region of Castilla in central Spain, an independent kingdom from the 11th to the 16th century, was so named because of the many castles located there.

Early Origins of the Castilla family


The surname Castilla was first found in the mountainous area of Santander, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.

Early History of the Castilla family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castilla research.
Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1699, 1760, 1757, 1760, 1602 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Castilla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Castilla Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Castillo, Castillos, Castel, Castello,Castilla and others.

Early Notables of the Castilla family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family Felix Castello (1602-1656), a Spanish painter of the Baroque period, painted for the chapel of Santo Cristo de la Paciencia in the Convent of...
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Migration of the Castilla family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castilla Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Felipa Castilla, who settled in Peru in 1560
  • Beatriz Castilla, who settled in New Spain in 1570
  • Ines Castilla, who arrived in New Spain in 1570

Castilla Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alonso De Castilla, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Juan Castilla, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Juan De Castilla, who landed in Peru in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • V Castilla, aged 55, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • W C Denorir De Castilla, aged 23, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
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Castilla Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gorgoria Castilla, who settled in Arizona in 1916

Contemporary Notables of the name Castilla (post 1700)


  • Vinny Castilla, major league baseball player
  • Ramon Castilla (1797-1867), president of Peru (1845-51 and 1855-62), who fought in the revolution against Spain and in the civil wars

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Citations


  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)

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