The noble Spanish family name Castilleja is classified as being of habitation origin, as it derived from either the location of the place of residence of the initial bearer or from the name of the town or village from whence he hailed. The place name Castillejo is itself derived from the Castillian word "castillo," meaning "castle," and which, combined with the suffix "ejo," means "dwelling used as a castle."
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Spelling variations of this family name include: Castillejo, Castilleja, Castillejos and others.
Early Notables of the Castilleja family (pre 1700)
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de... Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castilleja Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Castilleja family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jorge De Castillejo who arrived in Venezuela in 1534; Nicolas De Castilleja who settled in Nicaragua in 1561; Hernando Castilleja who settled in Dominican Republic in 1563.