Castella History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Castella family

The surname Castella was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Castella family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castella research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1644, 1752 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Castella History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Castella Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Castell, Castel, Castella, Castello, Castellane, Castellani, Casteller, Casttellon, Castells, Castelllmann, Castelnau and many more.

Early Notables of the Castella family (pre 1700)

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Castella migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castella Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Castella, who settled in Louisiana in 1720
Castella Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ignacio Castella, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1841 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Castella (post 1700)

  • Simon Nicolas Constantin de Castella de Montagny, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Pierre François Gilbert Castella, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Nicolas Antoine Xavier Castella de Berlens, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]

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)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Simon Castella. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Pierre Castella. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Nicolas Castella. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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