Ocampo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Important Dates for the Ocampo family

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

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

Ocampo migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ocampo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Alonso de Ocampo, who sailed to America in 1527
  • Esteban de Ocampo, who sailed to Peru in 1534
  • Juan de Ocampo, who sailed to New Granada in 1555
Ocampo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan De Ocampo, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Alonso De Ocampo, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]
  • Esteban De Ocampo, who landed in Peru in 1834 [1]
  • Francisco De Ocampo, who arrived in New Granada in 1855 [1]
  • Benjamin Ocampo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1857 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ocampo (post 1700)

  • Alexander De Ocampo, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004 (alternate), 2008 [2]
  • Luis Gabriel Moreno Ocampo (b. 1952), Argentine lawyer and the first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
  • Mónica Ocampo Medina (b. 1987), Mexican professional footballer
  • José Antonio Ocampo Gaviria (b. 1952), Colombian-born, Professor of Professional Practice at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, former United Nations Undersecretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (2003-2007)
  • Jahir Ocampo Marroquinn, Mexican bronze medalist diver at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships
  • David Samanez Ocampo (1866-1947), 74th President of Peru in 1931
  • Diether Pascual Ocampo (b. 1976), Filipino actor, singer and model
  • Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979), Argentine writer and intellectual
  • Silvina Ocampo (1903-1993), Argentine poet and short-fiction writer
  • Melchor Ocampo (1814-1861), Mexican lawyer, scientist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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