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Castells History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Dutch, German


Early Origins of the Castells family


The surname Castells 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.

Early History of the Castells family


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Castells 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 Castells family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Castells family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castells Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Castells, who settled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1766

Castells Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Zenon Castells, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1834
  • Zenon Castells, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Juan Castells, aged 36, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Castells (post 1700)


  • Raúl Castells (b. 1950), Argentine leftist activist
  • Manuel Castells (b. 1942), Spanish sociologist
  • Berta Castells (b. 1984), Spanish Olympic hammer thrower

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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)

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