See also: castro, castró, and castrò

English

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish Castro. The neighborhood is named after Californio politician José Castro (1808–1860).

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Castro

  1. A surname from Spanish.
  2. A neighborhood of San Francisco, California, known for its LGBT community.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Castro is the 138th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 184,134 individuals. Castro is most common among Hispanic/Latino (87.42%) individuals.

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Galician

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Etymology

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From castro.

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Castro

  1. a habitational surname

Pangasinan

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Etymology

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From Spanish Castro. Introduced through the Catálogo alfabético de apellidos .

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  • Hyphenation: Cas‧tro
  • IPA(key): /ˈkastɾo/, [ˈkas.tɾo]

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Castro

  1. a common surname from Spanish, equivalent to Spanish Castro

Portuguese

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Inherited from Old Galician-Portuguese Castro, from castro (fortification). Cognate with Galician and Spanish Castro.

The municipality in Brazil was named after Portuguese minister Martinho de Melo e Castro.[1]

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Castro

  1. a toponym indicating the presence of a fort.
  2. A city and municipality of Paraná, Brazil.

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Castro m or f by sense

  1. a toponymic surname

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  1. ^ 2006, João Carlos Vicente Ferreira, Municípios paranaenses: origens e significados de seus nomes.

Spanish

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Etymology

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Probably ultimately from Latin castra (military camp).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkastɾo/ [ˈkas.t̪ɾo]
  • Rhymes: -astɾo
  • Syllabification: Cas‧tro

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Castro m or f by sense

  1. a surname, mostly associated with the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro
  2. A city and commune in Chile.
  3. (historical) A department of Chile