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Last name: Castorena

Dossier: 882980
Language of the text: English
Nobility: Knights - Lords
Nobles in:Spain (Navarre)

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Nobility crown CastorenaAncient and noble family from Navarre, with residence in Larrayoz, in the municipality of Juslapeña, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries, with a main branch in Mexico, arrived there in the colonial period. This family, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal and ecclesiastical professions and in the military service. From our archives: Juan Antonio, landowner in Navarre, flourishing in 1421; Gustavo, doctor of law, flourishing in Bértiz-Arana, in 1487; Raimundo, knight, flourishing in Pamplona, in 1527; Martin, landowner, flourishing in Juslapeña, in 1556; Joaquin, councillor in Baztan, flourishing in 1598; Ignacio, ambassador to the Holy See, flourishing in 1620. Belong to this family also Juan Ignacio Castorena y Ursúa (Zacatecas, July 31, 1668 - Mérida, Yucatán, July 13, 1733), the first Mexican journalist and bishop of Yucatán, the son ...
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Coat of arms of family Castorena

1° Coat of arms of family Castorena
Language of the text: English

Quarterly; 1° and 4° the arms of Valle de Baztán (chequy argent and sable); 2° and 3° the arms of la valle de Bertiz-Arana (azure; in base water argent and azure thereon a mermaid crined or, holding a mirror in her right hand, and a comb in her left, between two candles proper).

Source: "Enciclopedia heráldica y genealógica Hispano-Americana. C/C, A. y A. Garcia Carraffa".

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