Decampo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Decampo, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Decampo, 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 Decampo family

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

Important Dates for the Decampo family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decampo research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1508, 1784 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Decampo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Decampo Spelling Variations

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 Decampo 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; seventeenth century Spanish botanist and physician Antonio Campillo y Marco; eighteenth century administrator Nicolás del Campo, Marquis of Loreto...
Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Decampo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Decampo migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Decampo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miguel DeCampo, who arrived in Peru in 1837 [1]

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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)
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