Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Castelnau family
The surname Castelnau 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 Castelnau family
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Castelnau 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 Castelnau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Castelnau family to the New World and Oceana
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 Castelnau (post 1700)
- General Nol-Marie-Joseph-Edouard de Curires de Castelnau (1851-1944), French Commander in Chief Army Group (1918) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Nol-Marie-Joseph-Edouard Castelnau. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Castelnau/No%C3%ABl-Marie-Joseph-Edouard_de_Curi%C3%A8res_de/France.html
- Brigadier-General Jean Castelnau (1881-1969), French General Officer Commanding Artillery, XVI Corps (1939-1940) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Jean Castelnau. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Castelnau/Jean-Fran%C3%A7ois-Marie-Joseph-B%C3%A9ranger_de_Curi%C3%A8res_de/France.html
- Noel Marie Joseph Edouard Castelnau (1851-1944), French soldier