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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.
The surname Ocampo was first found in Castile, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ocampo research. Another 195 words (14 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.
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...
Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ocampo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ocampo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Ocampo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Ocampo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ocampo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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