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Multiple Origins for the Surname Castello



The distinguished surname Castello originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Castello family lived at or near a "castle."

Castello Early Origins



The surname Castello was first found in the year 1070, when Pantaleone Castelli was responsible for the construction of the bronze doors for the church of San Paolo.

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Castello Spelling Variations


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Castello Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Castello include Castelli, Castello, Castella, Castiello, Castiglio, Del Castello, Del Castiglio, Castelletti, Castelletto, Castelletta, Castellini, Castellino, Castellucci, Casteluccio, Castelluzzi, Castelluzzo, Castellotti, Castellotto, Castellone, Castiglione, Castiglioni, Castioni, Castellacci, Castellaccio, Castellazzi, Castellazzo, Castellani, Castellano, Castellana, Castellàn, Castellaneta, Castellari, Castellaro, Castellarini, Castellarìn, Castelfranco, Castelfranchi, Castelnovo, Castelnuovo, Castelnovi, Castelvecchio, Castelvecchi, Castelvetro and many more.

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Castello Early History


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Castello Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castello research. More information is included under the topic Early Castello History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Castello Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castello Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Alberto Castellani was mayor of Cerea in 1210, 1211, and again in 1229; Pierozzo Castellani was a priest in 1390; Luca Castellano was a priest in 1420; Agostino Castelli of Brescia was a military engineer and a prominent architect in 1488; the Da Castello...

Another 124 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castello 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



Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Castello or a variant listed above:

Castello Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jordan Castello, who arrived in Maryland in 1775

Castello Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Castello, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Michael Castello, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Thomas Castello, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Jose Castello, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Maria Castello, aged 41, arrived in Puerto Rico in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Castello Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Castello arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Inconstant" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Castello (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Castello (post 1700)



  • Robert L. Castello, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia 9th District, 1994
  • Luigi J. Castello, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Bath, 1948; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Bath, 1956
  • Marie Castello (1915-2008), known as Madam Marie, an American fortune teller and psychic reader to the stars who included Judy Garland and Bruce Springsteen

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Castello Historic Events


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Castello Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Emilio Pallas y Castello, aged 29, Spanish Second Class passenger from Barcelona, Spain who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 9

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    2. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    5. Bascapè, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
    6. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. 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. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    10. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    11. ...

    The Castello Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castello 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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