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Decastro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Decastro is one of the oldest and most distinguished families of Spain. The original bearer of the name Decastro, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in one of the places named Castrothe, which is the name of many places in Spain. The place-name Castro is derived from the Latin word "castrum," which means "fortress." During the Reconquista, there were numerous fortresses in the Iberian Peninsula that were used as a refuge for the Christian troops who fought against the Muslim Moors. The fortresses also protected the civilian population and the new settlers in the area.

Early Origins of the Decastro family


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

Early History of the Decastro family


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Another 451 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1236, 1239, 1240, and 1242 are included under the topic Early Decastro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Decastro Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Castro, Castrillo, Castrelo and others.

Early Notables of the Decastro family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family were fourteenth century nobleman Fernando de Castro, brother-in-law of King Peter I; fifteenth century nobleman Fadrique Castro, Count of Trastamara; sixteenth century Spanish theologian Alfonso de Castro; Spanish Golden Age playwright Guillén de Castro; eighteenth century Mexican philosopher...
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Migration of the Decastro family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Decastro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antonio DeCastro, who arrived in New Spain in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Francisco DeCastro, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Hernando DeCastro, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Juana DeCastro, who landed in America in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Lorenzo DeCastro, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Decastro (post 1700)


  • German DeCastro, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Inez de Castro, daughter of a Spanish nobleman
  • Guillén de Castro (1569-1631), Spanish dramatist
  • Cipriano de Castro, Venezuelan politician
  • Joao de Castro (1500-1548), Portuguese naval commander
  • Eugenio de Castro (1869-1944), Portuguese poet

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  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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