The name Castillos 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 Castillos family
The surname Castillos was first found in the mountainous area of Santander, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.
Early History of the Castillos family
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Castillos Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Castillo, Castillos, Castel, Castello,Castilla and others.
Early Notables of the Castillos 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... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castillos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Castillos family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Beltran DelCastillo, who settled in America in 1535; Andrea DelCastillo, who came to America in 1535; Baltasar DelCastillo, who settled in New Spain