Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Cavestany family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Cavestany was an occupational name for a knight or a knight's servant.
Early Origins of the Cavestany family
Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Cavestany family
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Cavestany Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Caballero, Caballeros, Caballer, Caballé, Caballe, Caballería, Caballeria, Caballo, Caballos, de Caballos, Cavallo, Cavallos, de Cavallos, Cavallón, Cavallon, de Cavallón, de Cavallon, Cavallero, Cavallería and many more.
Early Notables of the Cavestany family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cavestany family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan de Cavallón, who voyaged to America in the 1500s. He claimed the territory of Costa Rica for the Spanish Crown, and died in Mexico in 1565. Other early migrants to the New World bearing this surname or a variant spelling of the name included Gutierre de Caballos, who sailed to America in 1512.
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