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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.

Castell Early Origins



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

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Castell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Castell Early History


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Castell Early History



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

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Castell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castell 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



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, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Henry Castell, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • Henry Castell 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 settled in Maryland in 1775

Castell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pablo Castell, aged 23, landed in Puerto Rico in 1832
  • John Castell, who settled in Iowa in 1857
  • Venerando Castell, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Manuel Castell, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860

Castell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Castell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Castell (post 1700)



  • Alexander Castell, Writer
  • Dominik Castell, Actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Castell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castell 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 May 2013 at 16:06.

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