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Where did the German Castels family come from? What is the German Castels family crest and coat of arms? When did the Castels family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Castels family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Castell, Castel, Castle and others.

First found in Bavaria, where the name Castell was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castels research. Another 233 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1752 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Castels History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Castels Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castels Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John Castels, who came to Pennsylvania in 1773
  • John Castels, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773

Castels Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Margaret Castels, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Henry Castels, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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The Castels Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castels 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 29 June 2012 at 11:54.

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