When Maria de los Angeles Refugio Castro was born on 2 June 1834, in California, United States, her father, Rafael De Jesus Antonio Castro, was 30 and her mother, Maria de la Soledad Cota, was 26. She married Nicolas Valencia on 4 November 1850, in Santa Cruz, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Santa Clara, California, United States in 1852 and Soquel, Santa Cruz, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 March 1911, at the age of 76, and was buried in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Carlos, Luis, Jesus, Jorge, Miguel, Francisco, Mario, Pedro, Raul. Portuguese Joao, Paulo, Ligia, Vasco, Wenceslao, Armanda, Fernandes.
Galician, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic): topographic name from castro ‘castle, fortress’ (from Latin castrum ‘fort, Roman walled city’), or a habitational name from any of various places called with this word. See also De Castro .
Italian and Jewish (from Italy): topographic name for someone who lived by a fortification, from castro ‘fortification’ (see 1 above) or a habitational name for someone from the town of Castro, the center of a Duchy in Lazio (destroyed after its occupation by Papal military forces in 1649). Compare Lo Castro .
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