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Where did the French Castellon family come from? When did the Castellon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Castellon family history?

The Castellon surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château," meaning castle.

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

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. The family were well established in the region of Arras and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castellon research. Another 201 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1618, 1712, 1644, 1681, 1616, 1694, 1635 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Castellon History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castellon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castellon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Jacome De Castellon, who landed in America in 1810
  • Francisco Castellon, who landed in America in 1826
  • Federico Castellon, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1847
  • Eduardo Castellon, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1870
  • Alonso De Castellon, who landed in Peru in 1876

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