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
Castile, an important kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Castrillon family
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
Spelling variations of this family name include: Castro, Castrillo, Castrelo and others.
Early Notables of the Castrillon family (pre 1700)
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
Castrillon Family Crest Products