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.
Early Origins of the Castrillon family
The surname Castrillon was first found in Castile
, an important kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Castrillon family
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.
Castrillon Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Castrillon family (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.
Migration of the Castrillon family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)