Noble surnames, such as De la campa, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name De la campa, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain
. In Spain
, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.
Early Origins of the De la campa family
The surname De la campa was first found in Castile
, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the De la campa family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De la campa research.Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1508, 1784 and 1789 are included under the topic Early De la campa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
De la campa Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Campos, Campo, de Campos, de Campo, del Campo, Camps, Campillo, del Campillo, Ocampo, de Ocampo, Campa and many more.
Early Notables of the De la campa family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were Sebastián de Ocampo, a Spanish navigator and explorer who is generally believed to have been the first navigator to have circumnavigated the island of Cuba, in 1508 and is credited with the discovery of the Gulf of Mexico; sixteenth century historian Florián de Ocampo... Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De la campa Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the De la campa family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco del Campo, who voyaged to Chile in the late 1500s and helped to pacify the native population there. Other early migrants to the New World included Alvaro de Campo, who sailed to America in 1517.