Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Since Spain was periodically dominated by both the Germanic speaking Visigoths and the Arabic and Muslim Moors in its past, it's surnames share much in common with the surnames of both of these nations. Many people, such as the Castile family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Castile was an occupational name for a person who worked in a castle.
Early Origins of the Castile family
Castile was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.
Early History of the Castile family
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Castile Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Castellano, Castellanos and others.
Early Notables of the Castile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Castile family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Castile Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Castile Family Crest Products