Decampos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Important Dates for the Decampos family
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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...
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Decampos migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Decampos Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Abram, DeCampos Sr., who landed in Jamaica in 1744 
Decampos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Manuel DeCampos, who landed in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1835 
- ^ 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)