Caster History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Caster family

The surname Caster was first found in Gloucestershire in the west of England where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Caster family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Caster research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 142 and 1420 are included under the topic Early Caster History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Caster Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coster, Costar, Costard, Costerman and others.

Early Notables of the Caster family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Caster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Caster migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caster Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Caster, who landed in Maryland in 1649 [1]
  • Mary Caster, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [1]
Caster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mathias Caster, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Christoph Caster, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
Caster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lewis Caster, aged 23, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1841 [1]
  • Peter Caster, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851 [1]
  • Angel Caster, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1854 [1]

Canada Caster migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Caster Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Caster, who arrived in Canada in 1836

Australia Caster migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Caster Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Caster, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Caster (post 1700) +

  • Bill Caster, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 7th District, 1996 [3]


  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CRESSY 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Cressy.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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