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Castro surname

Postby Ivrim » 09 Jul 2007, 22:14

Hi,
My maternal grandfather was born in Sicily around 1900. He was adopted by a German and has his last name, Hellyar. However, his brother is Frank Castro. I was wondering about the origins of the name Castro and if there is anyway of tracing the Castros back in Sicily. I'm 1/4 Sicilian.
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Re: Castro surname

Postby Giorgia » 10 Jul 2007, 19:57

If you search the surname Castro in this site :

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You will find the map of where this surname is popular in Italy.

maybe is a Starting point... :D

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Re: Castro surname

Postby suanj » 10 Jul 2007, 20:24

the ancient CASTRUM ( latin word), currently CASTRO was the militar camp of Romans durings the wars.... so this surname, as also may italian nametowns are pertaining of ancient castrum and all people that working in some way in the camp and for roman soldiers... regards, suanj
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