The Chasteau surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château", which means "castle".
Early Origins of the Chasteau family
The surname Chasteau 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.
Early History of the Chasteau family
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Chasteau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Castel, Castet, Castets, Castex, Castelli, Ducastel, Delcastel and many more.
Early Notables of the Chasteau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chasteau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chasteau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Barthelemy Chasteau, who arrived in Acadia in 1646
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