Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Castelo family
The surname Castelo 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.
Early History of the Castelo family
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Castelo Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Castelo are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Castelo include: Castlehow, Castlehowe, Castello, Castelly, Castley, Castlo, Cassler, Castlehough and many more.
Early Notables of the Castelo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Castelo family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Castelo Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Ed Castelo, who landed in Canada in 1812
Contemporary Notables of the name Castelo (post 1700)
- Camilo Castelo Branco, Portuguese writer and poet