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Multiple Origins for the Surname Castro


Spanish


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

Castro Early Origins



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

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Castro Spelling Variations


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Castro Spelling Variations



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

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Castro Early History


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Castro Early History



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

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Castro Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castro 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 Castro 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:

Castro Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Martín de Castro to America in 1513
  • Pero Castro to America in 1513
  • Sebastiano de Castro to Peru in 1535
  • Juan Castro, who sailed to Guatemala in 1536
  • 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Castro Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Castro, who arrived in Virginia in 1666 [1]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)

Castro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Baltasar De Castro, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]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)
  • Alvaro De Castro, who landed in America in 1812 [1]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)
  • Martin De Castro, who landed in America in 1813 [1]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)
  • Pero Castro, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]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)
  • Antonio De Castro, who arrived in America in 1815 [1]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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Castro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ambrosio Castro, who arrived in Texas in 1909 [1]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)
  • Angel Castro, who landed in Texas in 1909 [1]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)
  • Benign Castro, who landed in Alabama in 1925 [1]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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Castro (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Castro (post 1700)



  • Victoria M. Castro, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Richard T. Castro, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of San Bernardino, California, 2013
  • Raymond Castro, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980
  • Raul Hector Castro (b. 1916), American Democrat politician, Superior court judge in Arizona, 1959-60; U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, 1964; Bolivia, 1968-69; Argentina, 1977-80; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1972; Governor of Arizona, 1975-77; Resigned 1977;
  • P. Castro, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Corcubión, 1898
  • Nelson L. Castro (b. 1972), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 86th District, 2009-
  • Manuel A. Castro, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1856-57, 1863 (2nd District 1856-57, 6th District 1863)
  • Luis F. Castro, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1979
  • Julián Castro (b. 1974), American politician, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, 2009-
  • Jose Castro, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 4th District, 1938
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Castro Historic Events


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Castro Historic Events




Flight 191

  • Ms G Di Castro, American passenger from Matteson, Illinois, USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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Suggested Readings for the name Castro


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Suggested Readings for the name Castro



  • The Castro Family: A Genealogical History of the Castro Family by Karen Bonds Mitchell.
  • Castro of California: A Genealogy of a Colonial Spanish California Family by Kenneth M. and Doris Castro.

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Castro Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  2. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. 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.
  11. ...

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