Castro Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Carro, Castel, Castano, Canto, Cassaro, Castle, Mastro, Caro, Lastra

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Castro Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Castro name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Castro. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Castro Family Origin

Where is the Castro family from?

Castro Family Occupations

What did your Castro ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Castro occupation in the USA was Laborer. 26% of Castro's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Castro. A less common occupation for the Castro family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Castro ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Castro Historical Records

What Castro family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Castro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castro census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 99,000 immigration records available for the last name Castro. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Castro. For the veterans among your Castro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Castro Life Expectancy

What is the average Castro lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Castro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Castro in 1941 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Castro

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Castro ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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