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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.

Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel-Arnaud, is in the Drôme department; Chastel-Nouvel, is in the Lozère department; and Chastel-sur-Murat, is in the Cantal department.

Guigo I also known as Guigues du Chastel, Guigo de Castro and Guigo of Saint-Romain, (1083-1136), was a Carthusian monk and the 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse monastery in the 12th century.

Tanneguy III du Chastel (or Tanguy du Châtel) (1369-1449) was a French military leader of the Hundred Years' War. he was so well regarded the King Louis XI had him buried at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André (Loiret), where Louis XI himself was later buried in 1483.


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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 165 words (12 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Bertrand Castex. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Brigadier-General Marcel Castex (1892-1950), French Commanding Officer during World War II [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Marcel Castex. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Castex/Marcel-Sylvain-Alexandre-Nestor/France.html

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Citations


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  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Bertrand Castex. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Marcel Castex. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Castex/Marcel-Sylvain-Alexandre-Nestor/France.html

Other References

  1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. 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 28 August 2017 at 09:13.

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