The noble Spanish family name Castillejo 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."
Early Origins of the Castillejo family
The surname Castillejo was first found in the north central region of Castile-Leon.
Important Dates for the Castillejo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castillejo research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1682 and 1866 are included under the topic Early Castillejo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Castillejo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Castillejo, Castilleja, Castillejos and others.
Early Notables of the Castillejo 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 Castillejo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Castillejo migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Castillejo Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Castillejo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Jorge De Castillejo, who landed in Venezuela in 1834 
Contemporary Notables of the name Castillejo (post 1700)
Francisco Javier Castillejo Rodríguez (b. 1968), known as Javier Castillejo, a Spanish former professional boxer, three-time world champion
José Castillejo de la Fuente (b. 1868), Spanish lawyer and politician
^ 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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