Castaing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The prestigious surname Castaing originated in the beautiful and majestic region of Poitou in France. France was notorious for its eccentric kings, but it was revered for its contributions to European art and culture. The surname Castaing originally came from the region of Poitou. It is a topographical name, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographical surnames were taken from physical features or landmarks that the family lived near.
Early Origins of the Castaing family
The surname Castaing was first found in Poitou, where the family held a family seat since early times.
This family expanded through alliances with other important families, such as the Girard family. Seventeen branches formed from the members of this family. Three members of the family were knights who took part in the crusades of the day. Also in the family were chamberlains of the king, state advisors, knights of the Temple and knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, knights of the king's orders, and several members were admitted to the honours of the Court in 1776, and again in 1780.
Important Dates for the Castaing family
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Castaing Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Chastain, Chastin, Chastaing, Chastaignier, Chastainier, Chastagnier, Chastang, Chastand, Chastant, Chastan, Châtain, Châtin, Châtaing, Châtaignier, Châteignier, Châtainier, Châtand, Châtan, Chataignon and many more.
Early Notables of the Castaing family (pre 1700)
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Castaing migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Castaing Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Paul Castaing, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)