Castillo Family Crest
Colors on the Castillo family crest explained
Argent (silver) - signifies the peaceful and sincere nature of the Castillo family.
Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and historic military strength of the Castillo family when called upon in times of war.
Symbols on the Castillo family crest explained
The Castle - represents safety, home and potentially the capture of a stronghold by ancient family members.
For the Castillo family, the symbol is also a direct translation of the names meaning as outlined below.
The oak tree - signifies a long lasting age of the family and enduring strength.
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Origins of the Castillo family name
The Castillo family name is believed to have originated in Spain, during the medieval period.
The name is derived from the Spanish word for "castle", which is thought to have been used as a nickname or occupational name for someone who worked in or lived near a castle.
There is also a possibility that the name could have been given to someone who was born or raised in a castle.
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Summary of the Castillo family and the Castillo family crest
- The Castillo surname has been found in records dating back to the 13th century, and it is thought to be one of the oldest Spanish surnames.
- The Castillo family name is derived from Spanish and Portuguese origins.
- The name Castillo is a habitational name, which means that it is derived from the name of a place where the Castillo family once lived.
- The first recorded use of the Castillo surname dates back to the 13th century.
- During the Middle Ages, the Castillo family was based in the Kingdom of Castile in central Spain.
- The Castillo family name became associated with the Spanish nobility during the 15th century.
- The Castillo family crest is a castle, which symbolises strength and fortitude.
- Many members of the Castillo family have served in the Spanish military over the centuries.
- The Castillo family has produced several notable individuals, including a 16th century Spanish conquistador and a 20th century Mexican general.
- The Castillo family name is still common in Spain and Latin America today.
- The first recorded Castillo in America was Francisco Castillo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1508.
- The family then moved northwards and settled in the southwestern United States by the 1700s.
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