Origin of Castillo

The Origin of the Castillo Surname: A Historical Perspective

In the various spellings of Castilla, Castillo, Castela, Castille, Castiglioni, Castiglione, Castillion, etc. recorded, this is a local or regional surname originating from the former independent Kingdom of Castile, now a province within Spain. Strangely, the name was originally French, derived from the Provençal "castel" (a castle) from the time before the 10th century with "vieil" meaning old, the old castle. "Castile" was an area that had been under continuous occupation since the time of the Romans, who held it for three centuries, through the Visigoths, Franks, and later the Moors.

As a result, the region was full of castles, reflecting the province's name. It is not surprising that the surname was an early entrant into the New World of America, and examples of these early records include Penaflor Castillo in San Bernardino, Xochimilco, Mexico, on March 8, 1708, Arrieta Castilla on December 22, 1706 in the same place. Josef Castillo married Maria Sinoba Bojorquez on November 30, 1805, in Santa Barbara, California and on October 19, 1933, in Pomonala, Los Angeles, Joe Matusa Castila Castle on a green mountain. The first recorded spelling of the surname is that of Antonia Castillo, dated July 12, 1678 in Asuncion, Distrito Federal, Mexico, during the reign of King Charles II of Spain, Emperor of Mexico, 1665 - 1700. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced taxation on individuals. In England, this was known as the Poll Tax. Over the centuries, surnames have continued to "evolve" in all countries, often leading to remarkable variations of the original spelling.

Noble and Ancient Lineage of the Castillo Family

The Venero line had their ancient land in the location of Castillo (now belonging to the municipality of Arnuero and the district of Santoña), and during the times of Don Bermudo I and Don Alfonso II, "the Chaste," Sancho Alfonso de Venero, true progenitor of the lineage proceeded. Besides being a Ricohombre of the Kings Don Bermudo I and Don Alfonso II "the Chaste," General Captain of the latter's army that invaded Galicia against the Moors led by Mugai. He married twice: the first with Lady Teresa de Haro and the second with Lady Elvira Fernández, and had many children from them, of which we are only interested in mentioning the two oldest, who were:

1st Sancho Juan Alfonso de Venero, who as the eldest son inherited the Venero house, and

2nd Alfonso de Venero Hernández, who was the second child and the one who follows.

This Alfonso de Venero Hernández was a Ricohombre of King Don Bermudo I. He founded a new house in the aforementioned place Castillo and took his name as a surname, abandoning that of Venero, from which he was called Alfonso del Castillo at that time Hernández, who also calls his new house Castillo's House. Shortly thereafter, this contrasted with Venero due to the partiality of the factions between Giles and Negretes, of which the lords and elder relatives of the Venero and Ceballos houses were Warlords (the founder of Castillo married into the latter). But despite these differences, the Venero house did not disown the Castillo house as a daughter, nor did the latter cease to consider the Venero house with the respect and reverence of a mother, sharing equally the tithe of the church of the birthplace of Castillo and other benefits, privileges, and rights. Alfonso del Castillo Hernández married, as mentioned earlier, Lady Elvira Ceballos from the Ceballos house, and this marriage elicited feelings among his relatives, not because of the quality of the bride, who was magnificent, but because her father was of the Negretes faction, while Sancho Alfonso Venero, father of Alfonso del Castillo, belonged to the Giles. This union resulted in five children, follow...

1st Juan Alfonso del Castillo, was the second lord of the Castillo house and leader of Count Fernán González, with whom he led a large army through various regions of Castile and defeated the Moors in the Battle of Osma. He was found during the conquest of Segovia and was one of the first to enter the city. He married Lady Violante de Asturias, daughter of the Counts of Noreña, and so forth...

2nd Pedro del Castillo, who married Lady Urraca Calderón and founded a second Castillo house in the town of Santibañez in the district of Villacarriedo, from which others of the same lineage originated.

3rd Juan del Castillo, brave captain.

4th Rodrigo del Castillo and

5th Eylo (Luisa) del Castillo, who married into the Guevaras house.

From the Castillo house, located in this place of the same name, in the province of Santander, in addition to the houses mentioned in the previous genealogy, these others originate:

Those from the town of Argoños and the towns of Rutuerto and Liérganes in the district of Santoña.

Those in the town of Noja, in the same district of Santoña, who had a large manor with an old building with a wall, a moat, a countermine, towers, cubes, battlements, and a coat of arms above the main door, and under the coat of arms an inscription carved in stone: "House and Solar of Castillo, Head of Vando (the Negretes, sister of those residing in Castillo, in possession of Juan Alonso del Castillo and succeeded by his son Rui Díaz de Castillo." Since there were several lords of the house of the place Castillo named Juan Alfonso or Alonso del Castillo, we cannot specify which of them was the son of Rui Díaz de Castillo who took over the house of Noia, as the aforementioned inscription does not clarify this information either.

Those in the town of Colindres in the district of Laredo, who had their own burial place in a chapel of their church. Those in the town of San Vicente de la Barquera, who had a tombstone in the monastery of San Francisco.

Those in Valle de Ruesga, in the district of Ramales.

And those in the towns of Castillo Pedroso, in the district of Torrelavega, Soto de la Marina, in the district of Santander, and others.

The branches that came from the houses of the place Castillo (Santander) and the town of San Clemente (Cuenca) spread the surname throughout Spain.

In addition to the Castillos who lived in Salamanca and Zamora, as mentioned above, there were other noble lines of this lineage in these cities.

Another was based in Medina del Campo (Valladolid) and went to the court.

Others spread throughout Old Castile, and their individuals repeatedly proved their nobility before the Royal Court of Valladolid.

The Castillos residing in Vizcaya came directly from the Santander estates and founded new houses in the Arcentales Valley; in the Merindad de Arratía; in the cemetery of Castillo de Elejabeitia in the district of Durango; in that of Abadiano of the same party; in Elejabeitia, a neighborhood of Durango, and in Las Encartaciones.

The Castillos also spread throughout Aragon, Soria, La Rioja, and Navarra.

In Aragon, they owned houses in Caspe, owned by Matheu Castillo and Pere Castillo; in Villanueva del Huerva, owned by Miguel Castillo, Stevan Castillo, and Pascuala Castillo, widow; in Fuendetodos, owned by Domingo Castillo and María Castillo, widow; in La Puebla de Albortón, owned by Pedro Castillo; in the city of Zaragoza, owned by Rodrigo Castillo, Lope de Castillo, Miguel Castillo, Johan Castillo, Johan de Castillo, Blasco Castillo, Bernal Castillo, and María Castillo; in Ricla, owned by the widow of Johan Castillo and the widow of Pedro Castillo; in Abanto, owned by Joan del Castillo; in Nuévalos, owned by Joan del Castillo; in Calmarza, owned by Joan del Castillo; in Munébrega, owned by Martín del Castillo; in Atea, owned by Colas Castillo; in Calatayud, owned by Jayma del Castillo and Martín del Castillo; in Tarazona, owned by Johan Castillo and Pedro Castillo; in Elra, owned by Johan Castillo, Justice; in Borja, owned by Johan de Castillo; in La Almolda, owned by Pere Castillo; in Tauste, owned by Anthón Castillo, Antón Castillo, Domingo Castillo, and Lope Castillo; in Pintano, owned by Johan de Castillo; in Alagón, owned by Johan Castillo, Colau Castillo, Miguel Castillo, Miguel Castillo, and Juan Pérez Castillo; in Mequinenza (all in Zaragoza), owned by Johan de Castillo; in Almudévar, owned by Domingo Castillo; in Junzano, owned by Pedro Castillo; in Alcalá del Obispo, owned by Blasco Castillo, Johan de Castillo, Johan de Castillo, elder, and Johan de Castillo, younger; in Jaca, owned by Mossén Martín de Castillo; in Ascara, owned by Miguel de Castillo; in Embún, owned by Domingo Castillo; in Barós, owned by Ximeno de Castillo, honorable; in Jánovas, owned by Pero Castillo; in Boltaña, those owned by Joan de Castillo, minor, Antón Castillo, Joannot Castillo, Pedro Castillo, Jayme Castillo, Petro Castillo, Petro Castillo, minor, Sancho Castillo, and Johan de Castillo; in Borau, owned by Gil de Castillo; in El Pueyo de Jaca, those owned by Domingo Castillo, Johan de Castillo, and Pedro Castillo; in Arcusa, owned by Johan Castillo; in Zaidín, those owned by Antoni Castillo; actually those owned by Domingo Castillo, Pedro Castillo, and Donesa Castillo, widow; in the city of Huesca, owned by García Castillo; in Benabarre, owned by Martín del Castillo; in Arén (all in Huesca), owned by Jaume Pérez del Castillo; in Oliete, owned by Mossén Castillo; in Ejulve, those owned by Domingo Castillo, Miguel Castillo, and Pascual de Castillo; in Castellote, owned by Domingo Castillo; in Molinos, those owned by Joan de Castillo and Pascual de Castillo; in Alcorisa, those owned by Domingo Castillo, Pero Castillo, and Pascual de Castillo; in Valjunquera, those owned by María Castillo, widow; in Alcañiz, those owned by Andrés de Castillo, Jayme Castillo, Jayme Castillo, Jayme Castillo, Domingo Castillo, and Pascual de Castillo; in Muniesa, owned by Luys Castillo; in Palomar de Arroyos, those owned by Johan Castillo, elder, and Johan Castillo, younger; in Villel (all in Teruel), owned by Estevan del Castillo, and in Andorra, those owned by Mossén Castillo, Vicar, Anthon de Castillo, Anthon de Castillo, Anthon de Castillo, Joan Castillo, Sancho Castillo, Alcaide and Vertholomeo de Castillo, documented in the Aragonese burning of 1495.

Their lines originated from Tauste to settle in the city of Zaragoza, and the Knight of Santiago, Doctor Micer Jaime del Castillo, descended from there and joined the order in 1558. Another in Villarreal de Huerva (Zaragoza), which included the Oidor of the Audiencia of Zaragoza, Sebastián del Castillo y Jordán and his son Manuel Alejo del Castillo y Navarro, a native of Zaragoza, Caballero de Calatrava, who was admitted in 1758; another went to the city of Murillo de Gallego (Zaragoza), and another went to the city of Tudela, with a branch of the Merindad de Tudela (Navarra) in the city of Corella.

Another Aragonese house of Castillo settled in the city of Jaca (Huesca), and its lines extended to Catalonia.

In Catalonia, they had estates in the city of Lérida, owned by Mossén Pere Castillo and Miguell Castillo, and in Torres de Segre (Lérida), owned by Antoni Castillo, documented in the Catalan Fogueración of 1553, and in Castelló de Ampurias (Girona), documented in 1519.

One of their lines was established in Zaragoza, and the Knight of Santiago, Doctor Micer Jaime del Castillo, who entered the order in 1558, descended from this. Another was in Villarreal de Huerva, in the district of Daroca, and included the Oidor of the Audiencia of Zaragoza, Sebastián del Castillo y Jordán and his son Manuel Alejo del Castillo y Navarro, Caballero de Calatrava, who were admitted in 1758; another was in the city of Murillo de Gállego in the aforementioned district of Egea de los Caballeros, and another went to the city of Tudela (Navarra).

The house in Soria, located in Lubia, also had a lineage in Navarra, in the city of Valtierra, in the district of Tudela.

In La Rioja, there was a house of this lineage, in the city of Viguera, of the Logroño party, with a line in Llerena (Badajoz), of which the Knight of Carlos III, Mateo del Castillo González Orduña, was admitted to said order in 1820, and their children. José María and Manuel del Castillo Spinosi, also Knights of Carlos III, were admitted in 1824 and 1836, respectively.

Several and varied lines lived in Navarra, in the city of Tudela. One originated directly from the Santander house in the place of Castillo; another, as mentioned, came from the Aragonese house in the city of Tauste, and another from the house in the city of Jaca. Also, the line that lived in the Navarrese city of Corella originated from the house in the town of Tauste. The one in the city of Valtierra originated, as mentioned, from the house in the town of Lubia (Soria).

Another Navarrese line had a seat in the city of Lerín, and from it came Juan Antonio Castillo de las Peñas y Palacios, Secretary of the Secretariat of the Inquisition of Granada, where he settled, and his son José Antonio Castillo de las Peñas y López de Heredia, native of Granada and Knight of the Order of Santiago, to which he joined in 1747.

Berthomeu R. Castillo and Jacme Castillo were residents of Segorbe (Castellón) in 1421. They were Aragonese Knights, Infanzones, and Hijodalgos in the Cortes of 1626: Juan Castillo, resident of Mondot (Huesca), and Pedro Jerónimo Castillo, resident of Zaragoza. Miguel de Castillo was initiated in 1632 in the city of Zaragoza.

In Madrid and the towns of its province, many branches and lines of Castillo settled. Mr. José del Castillo, a native of the court and Mayor and Judge at the Court of Seville. He married Lady Mariana de Sotomayor, of the same status, and they were parents of Juan del Castillo y Sotomayor, who follows, and Gómez del Castillo Sotomayor, a native of Madrid and Knight of Santiago, who, in his wife Lady Antonia de Rojas, of the same status as José del Castillo y Rojas, a native of Madrid, Master of the Field, General, and Knight of the Order of Alcántara, to which he joined in 1650. Juan del Castillo y Sotomayor, a native of Madrid, was a Councilor of His Majesty and Judge of the Court of Granada. He married twice: the first with Lady Francisca Machado, a native of Alcalá de Henares, and the second with Lady Claudia Verdugo de la Cueva, a native of Seville. They had a son named Juan del Castillo y Sotomayor, a native of Alcalá de Henares and a Knight of the Order of Santiago, dated June 15, 1628. From the second marriage, they had a son named José del Castillo y Sotomayor, a native of Granada and a Knight of the Order of Alcántara, to which he joined on August 28, 1630.

Another, with main houses in the parish of Santa Cruz and a burial in the main chapel of this church, had a descendant named Juan Bautista López del Castillo y Rojas, the patriarch of the family called Castillo Velasco, who went to Peru and Chile.

In the town of Colmenar Viejo, there was an original line of the Castillo house from Santander, and some of their descendants settled in Seville. The Knights of Santiago, Antonio del Castillo y de los Ríos and his son Antonio Domingo del Castillo y Campero, who were admitted to this order in 1639 and 1654, respectively, hailed from Seville. However, their direct ancestors were born and lived in Colmenar Viejo.

Two more lines of this family settled in Valencia and its province: those of the Marquises of Valera, Fuente Hermosa, and Llanera, and those of the Marquises of Jura Real and Villatoya, Viscounts of Castillo.

In 1873, Doña Elia Francisca del Castillo y Vallés was the Marquise of Fuente Hermosa and Llanera and the Countess of Olocau, and currently holds the first of these titles, which she succeeded in 1902. Doña Rosa Martínez del Castillo, Viscountess of Valdesoto, married José María Fernández de Peñaranda against P

  1. Mexico Mexico
  2. Venezuela Venezuela
  3. Philippines Philippines
  4. United States United States
  5. Colombia Colombia
  6. Peru Peru
  7. Chile Chile
  8. Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
  9. Argentina Argentina
  10. Guatemala Guatemala
  11. Spain Spain
  12. Cuba Cuba

The mystery surrounding the surname Castillo is truly fascinating. By delving into its origin, we immerse ourselves in a sea of ​​possibilities, all of them as intriguing as they are diverse. Exploring the etymological meaning of Castillo takes us along a path rich in linguistic and symbolic nuances, thus unraveling an enigma that has endured over time.

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Castillo and its ancestral roots

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Origin of the surname Castillo from an etymological point of view

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The mystery surrounding Castillo as to its origin is an enigma that can be solved with a little research and linguistic analysis. But we must not limit ourselves only to searching for its meaning in etymological dictionaries, but we must delve into its cultural and geographical context to understand its true roots.

Geographic Distribution: a look at Castillo's past

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Investigation of the origin of Castillo

Exploring the past and discovering the origin of the surname Castillo involves immersing yourself in a fascinating journey through the annals of history. Data gathered from ancient records, documented genealogies, and etymological analyses, may shed light on Castillo's lineage and its ancestral roots. Historical archives, population censuses and ecclesiastical records are valuable sources that reveal clues about the emergence and evolution of the Castillo surname over the centuries. Likewise, research in the field of genetics and molecular genealogy offers a new perspective to understand the origins and geographical dispersion of the Castillo family, providing a broader vision of inheritance and family ties that transcend time.

Reasons to explore the origin of Castillo

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The importance of family connection and sense of identity with Castillo

Exploring Castillo's family roots

Exploring and knowing the meaning behind the surname Castillo can open a path towards understanding who we are, where we come from and how that family legacy has shaped our existence.

Exploration of one's own individuality

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Discovering the meaning of Castillo is entering the narrative of our roots

Reflections on diversity and coexistence in contemporary society

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Appreciation of cultural diversity

Investigating the history of surnames like Castillo leads us to appreciate the great variety and different cultures that exist, as well as the traditions that have influenced the way in which the surname Castillo has been transmitted over generations, showing its presence and relevance in today's society.

Meeting with people who share the last name Castillo

Strengthening social ties

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Cooperation to explore the family past

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Personal exploration and academic training

Inquiry into the past of the surname Castillo

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Family History Exploration

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Family inheritance registration

Exploring and recording the genealogy of the surname Castillo can represent a way of preserving family history for generations to come, ensuring that narratives, customs and successes do not fade over the years.

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Exploring the mystery behind Castillo

In short, curiosity about the beginning of the surname Castillo is based on a mixture of intimate inquiry, cultural and historical roots, and the aspiration to know and preserve the family lineage of Castillo. This journey of search not only nourishes individual understanding but also contributes to a more detailed appreciation of shared universal history.

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