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Castro Family History

Castro Name Meaning
Galician, Portuguese, Italian, and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name from castro ‘castle’, ‘fortress’ (Latin castrum ‘fort’, ‘Roman walled city’): in Galicia and also in northern Portugal a habitational name from any of various places named with this word; in Italy either a topographic name or a habitational name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Castro Families

  • Number of Castro families
     292 - 582
     98 - 291
     1 - 97
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Castro families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Castro last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Castro Family Origin

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Castro Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Castro

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Castro Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Castro census records

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Castro Civil War Service Records

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