Casteel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Casteel surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château", which means "castle".

Early Origins of the Casteel family

The surname Casteel was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where this illustrious family held a family seat with lands and manor for many centuries.

Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel-Arnaud, is in the Drôme department; Chastel-Nouvel, is in the Lozère department; and Chastel-sur-Murat, is in the Cantal department.

Guigo I also known as Guigues du Chastel, Guigo de Castro and Guigo of Saint-Romain, (1083-1136), was a Carthusian monk and the 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse monastery in the 12th century.

Tanneguy III du Chastel (or Tanguy du Châtel) (1369-1449) was a French military leader of the Hundred Years' War. he was so well regarded the King Louis XI had him buried at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André (Loiret), where Louis XI himself was later buried in 1483.

Important Dates for the Casteel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Casteel research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1618, 1712, 1644, 1681, 1616, 1694, 1635, 1683, 1684, 1749, 1684, 1703 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Casteel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Casteel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Castel, Castet, Castets, Castex, Castelli, Ducastel, Delcastel and many more.

Early Notables of the Casteel family (pre 1700)

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Casteel migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Casteel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Aleteuizie Casteel, aged 1, who landed in America, in 1903
  • William Casteel, aged 24, who settled in America from London, in 1903
  • Marie Casteel, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Oscar Casteel, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Gerald Casteel, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Casteel migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Casteel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Anto Casteel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Felix Casteel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mary Casteel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Casteel (post 1700)

  • Terry Casteel, who with his twin brother Ted and their wives, founded Bethel Heights Vineyard, an Oregon winery in 1977
  • Seth Casteel, American photographer
  • Joshua Casteel (1979-2012), United States Army soldier, conscientious objector, playwright, and divinity student
  • Frances Carter Barron Casteel (b. 1942), American attorney and Republican politician, Texas State Representative from District 73 (2003-2007), County judge of Comal County, Texas (1991-1998)
  • Jeff Casteel, American football defensive coordinator for the Arizona Wildcats football team
  • Miles W. Casteel (1895-1977), American head college football coach at the University of Arizona
  • Homer H. Casteel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1916 (alternate), 1928 [1]
  • Durward Casteel, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1988 [1]
  • Charles P. Casteel, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 4th District, 1960 [1]
  • Carter Casteel, American Republican politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 73rd District; Elected 2002; Elected unopposed 2004 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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