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Castell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Castell is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who worked in a castle. The original bearer of the surname Castell 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 Castell is derived from the Old Norman French word castel, which means castle.

Early Origins of the Castell family


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

Early History of the Castell family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castell research.
Another 400 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1201, 1273, 1240, 1380, 1426, 1408, 1420, 1421, 1426, 1606 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Castell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Castell Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Castell has appeared include Castle, Castell, Castles, Castel, Castello and others.

Early Notables of the Castell family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include John Castell (a.k.a. John Castle (c.1380-1426), English academic, Master of University College, Oxford (c. 1408-1420), and later a Chancellor...
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Migration of the Castell family to Ireland


Some of the Castell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Castell family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Castell arrived in North America very early:

Castell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Castell, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • George Castell, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Geo Castell, aged 21, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Castell, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Castell, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Castell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Castell, who settled in Maryland in 1775

Castell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pablo Castell, aged 23, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1832 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Castell, who settled in Iowa in 1857
  • Venerando Castell, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Manuel Castell, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Castell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Judith Castell, aged 19, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Preston" from Sligo, Ireland
  • James Castell, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Castell (post 1700)


  • David Castell, American record producer, musician, and recording engineer
  • Alan Terry Castell (b. 1943), former English cricketer who played for Hampshire between 1961 and 1971
  • Sir William Martin Castell LVO, FMedSci (b. 1947), British businessman, former Chairman of the Wellcome Trust, CEO of Amersham plc from 1989 to 2004, CEO of GE Healthcare
  • Patricia Castell (1926-2013), born Ovidia Amanda Paramidani Padín, an Argentine actress
  • Lacksley Castell (1959-1983), Jamaican reggae singer
  • Dominik Castell (b. 1965), Austrian film and theater actor and director

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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