Castellón last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Castellón is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Castellón.

Meaning of Castellón

A toponymic surname indicating a person from any of the various places named Castellón in Spain.

Castellón, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Castellón surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Castellón in America

Castellón is the 4421st most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Castellón surname appeared 8,041 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 people would have the surname Castellón.

We can also compare 2010 data for Castellón to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 4421 5719 -25.60%
Count 8,041 5,557 36.53%
Proportion per 100k 2.73 2.06 27.97%

The history of the last name Castellón

The surname Castellon originated in Spain during the medieval period. It is derived from the Spanish word "castillo," which means "castle," and is thought to have been an occupational name for someone who lived or worked in a castle.

One of the earliest recorded instances of the name Castellon can be found in the Libro de la Montería, a 14th-century manuscript describing the hunting grounds of King Alfonso XI of Castile. The name is also believed to have been associated with several small towns and villages in the regions of Valencia and Aragón, such as Castellón de la Plana and Castellón de Rugat.

In the 15th century, a prominent figure named Pedro Castellón (c. 1450-1518) served as a secretary to King Ferdinand II of Aragon and is credited with contributing to the development of Spanish orthography and grammar.

During the 16th century, a notable individual with the surname Castellon was Juan de Castellón (c. 1510-1580), a Spanish Renaissance painter known for his religious works, including altarpieces in several churches throughout Valencia.

In the 17th century, a man named Francisco Castellón (1607-1681) was a Spanish Jesuit priest and author who wrote extensively on theological and philosophical subjects.

Another historically significant bearer of the Castellon surname was José Castellón (1788-1864), a Spanish military officer and politician who fought in the Peninsular War against the French and later served as a member of the Spanish Parliament.

Throughout the centuries, the name Castellon has undergone various spelling variations, such as Castellón, Castellion, and Castelló, reflecting regional linguistic differences and evolving orthographic conventions.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Castellón

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Castellón.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Castellón was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 7.06% 568
Non-Hispanic Black Only 0.32% 26
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 0.20% 16
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.19% 15
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 0.12% 10
Hispanic Origin 92.10% 7,406

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Castellón has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 7.06% 7.04% 0.28%
Black 0.32% 0.29% 9.84%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.20% 0.20% 0.00%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.19% 0.14% 30.30%
Two or More Races 0.12% 0.40% -107.69%
Hispanic 92.10% 91.94% 0.17%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Castellón was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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