Castellane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Castellane family

The surname Castellane 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 Castellane family

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

Castellane 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 Castellane family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Castellane family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: ??? Castel, who came to Louisiana in 1720; Jean Castella, who came to Louisiana in 1720; Anthy Castle, who came to Nova Scotia in 1749; William Castells, who settled in Lancaster, PA in 1766.

Contemporary Notables of the name Castellane (post 1700)

  • Boniface Louis André de Castellane, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]


  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Boniface Castellane. Retrieved from
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