Decampos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Decampos family

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

Decampos 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 Decampos 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 Decampos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Decampos migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Decampos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel DeCampos, who landed in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1835 [1]

West Indies Decampos migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Decampos Settlers in West Indies in the 18th Century
  • Abram, DeCampos Sr., who landed in Jamaica in 1744 [1]


  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)
  2. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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