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Castells Early Origins



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.

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Castells Spelling Variations


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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.

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Castells Early History


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Castells Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castells research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1644, 1752 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Castells History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Castells Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castells Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Castells 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



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
  • William Castells, who came to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1766

Castells Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Zenon Castells, who came to Puerto Rico in 1834
  • Zenon Castells, who settled in Puerto Rico in 1834
  • Zenon Castells, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1834
  • Juan Castells, aged 36, landed in New Orleans, La in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Castells (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Castells (post 1700)



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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
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    The Castells Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castells 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 18 July 2014 at 14:39.

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