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Updated March 6, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.

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