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The surname Castrillon is one of the oldest and most distinguished families of Spain. The original bearer of the name Castrillon, 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.

Castrillon Early Origins



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

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Castrillon Spelling Variations


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Castrillon Spelling Variations



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

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Castrillon Early History


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Castrillon Early History



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

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Castrillon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castrillon 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 Castrillon 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 were:

Castrillon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ceferino Castrillon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1882

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Castrillon Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    6. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Castrillon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castrillon 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 23 September 2010 at 15:39.

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