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The name Castel is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who worked in a castle. The original bearer of the surname Castel may have held the post of governor or constable of the castle. However, the surname might also be derived from residence near a castle, or from services or rent owed to a castle. The surname Castel is derived from the Old Norman French word castel, which means castle.

Castel Early Origins



The surname Castel was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Castel Spelling Variations


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Castel Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Castel are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Castel include: Castle, Castell, Castles, Castel, Castello and others.

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Castel Early History


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Castel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castel research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1201, 1273, 1240, 1606 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Castel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Castel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Castel or a variant listed above:

Castel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Castel, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1635

Castel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Castel, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720
  • Louise-Joseph Castel, who came to Louisiana in 1718-1730

Castel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Ferdinand Castel, who arrived in New York,NY in 1824
  • Wm. Castel, who settled in New York in 1832
  • Pierre Castel, on record in New Orleans in 1837
  • Augustin Castel, who arrived in New Orleans in 1837
  • Antoine Castel, who settled in New Orleans in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Castel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Cos Castel, who Loyalist Oath was recorded in Ontario, Canada in 1796
  • Cos Castel, who settled in Canada in 1796

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Contemporary Notables of the name Castel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Castel (post 1700)



  • Isidore Castel, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Oran, 1884
  • Catherine Castel (b. 1950), French actress and director
  • Moshe Castel (1909-1991), Israeli painter
  • Alexianne Castel (b. 1990), French four-time gold and two-time silver medalist swimmer
  • Lou Castel (b. 1943), Colombian actor, best known for his work in Italian films
  • Richard Castel (b. 1972), former French rugby union player
  • Robert Castel (1933-2013), French sociologist and researcher
  • Nico Castel (b. 1931), Portuguese comprimario tenor
  • Jean-Gabriel Castel (b. 1925), Canadian law professor and Professor Emeritus at Osgoode Hall Law School

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Castel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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