The Castex surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château", which means "castle".
Early Origins of the Castex family
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.
Early History of the Castex family
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Castex Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Castel, Castet, Castets, Castex, Castelli, Ducastel, Delcastel and many more.
Early Notables of the Castex family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Castex family to the New World and Oceana
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.
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 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 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