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The Castex surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château," meaning castle.

Castex Early Origins



The surname Castex was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where this illustrious family held a family seat with lands and manor for many centuries. The family were well established in the region of Arras and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

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Castex Spelling Variations


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Castex Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Castel, Castet, Castets, Castex, Castelli, Ducastel, Delcastel and many more.

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Castex Early History


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Castex Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castex research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1618, 1712, 1644, 1681, 1616, 1694, 1635 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Castex History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Castex Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castex Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castex 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 or some of its variants were: Pierre Castel, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720; another Pierre Castel, on record in New Orleans in 1837; Augustin Castel, who arrived in New Orleans in 1837.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Castex (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Castex (post 1700)



  • Bertrand Pierre Castex, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Brigadier-General Marcel Castex (1892-1950), French Commanding Officer during World War II

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Castex Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castex 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 11 February 2015 at 16:17.

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