The long and noble heritage behind the name of Castile first began in medieval 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
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
The surname Castile
was first found in Galicia
, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.
Early History of the Castile family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castile
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Castile Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Castile family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family were sixteenth century Spanish poet and historian Juan de Castellanos, who lived the latter part of his life in the New World; nineteenth century Spanish politician Tomás Castellano y Villarroya; nineteenth century... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castile Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Raymond Castile, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)