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Castillo Family History

Castillo Name Meaning

Spanish: from castillo ‘castle’, ‘fortified building’ (Latin castellum), a habitational name from any of numerous places so named or named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Castello, Castillon, Castrillo, Castelo, Casillo, Castellon, Castell

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Where is the Castillo family from?

You can see how Castillo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castillo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Castillo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Castillo families living in Louisiana. This was about 56% of all the recorded Castillo's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Castillo families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Castillo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Castillo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Castillo. 38% of Castillo men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Castillo women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Castillo were Labor and Laundress.

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Labor
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Laundress
    5%
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Census Records

There are 130,000 census records available for the last name Castillo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castillo 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 73,000 immigration records available for the last name Castillo. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Castillo. For the veterans among your Castillo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Castillo lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Castillo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Castillo in 1941 was 39, and 68 in 2004.

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