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The surname Castello was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1306 when Sir George de Castello (Georgius du Chastel) was knighted by King Edward 1st, on the occasion of the knighting of his son, Prince Edward.

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Castello include Castlehow, Castlehowe, Castello, Castelly, Castley, Castlo, Cassler, Castlehough and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castello research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1667, and 1683 are included under the topic Early Castello History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Castello Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of 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
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Castello Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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



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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    Other References

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    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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