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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish : habitational name from any of numerous places called Castellanos, denoting a ‘place founded or inhabited by Castilians’.
  • Greek (Kastellanos) : topographic name from an adjectival derivative of kastello ‘castle’ (from Late Latin castellum, a diminutive of castrum ‘fort’, ‘Roman walled city’).

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