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Castilla Name Meaning

Spanish: regional name for someone from Castile (Spanish Castilla) in Spain. An independent kingdom between the 10th and 15th centuries, it formed the largest power in the Iberian peninsula. The name derives from the many castles in the region.

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


Similar surnames: Castille, Castiglia, Castile, Mantilla, Castillo, Castell, Cantillo

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Where is the Castilla family from?

You can see how Castilla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castilla family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Castilla families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Castilla families living in Texas. This was about 22% of all the recorded Castilla's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Castilla families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Castilla surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Castilla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Castilla. 53% of Castilla men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Castilla women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Castilla were New Worker and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    53%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
  • New Worker
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    40%
  • Laundress
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
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What Castilla family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Castilla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castilla census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Castilla. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 228 military records available for the last name Castilla. For the veterans among your Castilla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Castilla lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Castilla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Castilla in 1947 was 26, and 59 in 2004.

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