Show ContentsGastelum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The long and noble heritage behind the name of Gastelum first began in medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Since Spain was periodically dominated by both the Germanic speakingVisigoths and the Arabic and Muslim Moors in its past, it's surnames share much in common with the surnames of both of these nations. Many people, such as the Gastelum family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Gastelum was an occupational name for a person who worked in a castle.

Early Origins of the Gastelum family

The surname Gastelum was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.

Early History of the Gastelum family

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Gastelum Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Castellano, Castellanos and others.

Early Notables of the Gastelum family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century Spanish poet and historian Juan de Castellanos, who lived the latter part of his life in the New World; nineteenth century Spanish politician Tomás Castellano y Villarroya; nineteenth century...
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Gastelum Ranking

In the United States, the name Gastelum is the 7,979th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Gastelum family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pedro Antonio Castellanos, who voyaged to Cuba under the orders of Velázquez, and who became a lifelong friend of Hernán Cortés, conquistador of Mexico. Other migrants to the New World bearing this surname include Juan Castellano, who sailed to America in 1512.

Contemporary Notables of the name Gastelum (post 1700) +

  • Kelvin Gastelum (b. 1991), American mixed martial artist
  • Juan Manuel Gastélum Buenrostro (b. 1954), Mexican politician
  • Jorge Kalú Gastélum Ocampo (b. 1988), Mexican footballer
  • Diva Hadamira Gastélum Bajo (b. 1961), Mexican politician
  • Bernardo José Gastélum Izabal (1886-1981), Mexican physician, politician and writer

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