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The surname Castrillo is one of the oldest and most distinguished families of Spain. The original bearer of the name Castrillo, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in one of the places named Castrothe, which is the name of many places in Spain. The place-name Castro is derived from the Latin word "castrum," which means "fortress." During the Reconquista, there were numerous fortresses in the Iberian Peninsula that were used as a refuge for the Christian troops who fought against the Muslim Moors. The fortresses also protected the civilian population and the new settlers in the area.

Castrillo Early Origins



The surname Castrillo was first found in Castile, an important kingdom of medieval Spain.

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Castrillo Spelling Variations


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Castrillo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Castro, Castrillo, Castrelo and others.

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Castrillo Early History


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Castrillo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castrillo research. Another 451 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1236, 1239, 1240, and 1242 are included under the topic Early Castrillo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Castrillo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castrillo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were fourteenth century nobleman Fernando de Castro, brother-in-law of King Peter I; fifteenth century nobleman Fadrique Castro, Count of Trastamara; sixteenth century Spanish theologian Alfonso de Castro; Spanish Golden Age playwright Guillén de Castro; eighteenth century Mexican philosopher...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castrillo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Vaca de Castro, a judge, was sent from Spain to Peru in 1541 by Charles V to advise Pizarro concerning the government of his province. Among the many migrants to the New World bearing this surname were Juan Castro, who sailed to Guatemala in 1536.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    10. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
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    The Castrillo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castrillo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 July 2015 at 23:30.

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