Origins Available: English, German
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who worked in a castle. The original bearer of the surname Castill may have held the post of governor or constable of the castle. However, the surname might also be derived from residence near a castle, or from services or rent owed to a castle. The surname Castill is derived from the Old Norman French word castel, which means castle.
Early Origins of the Castill family
Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Castill family
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Castill Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Castill include Castle, Castell, Castles, Castel, Castello and others.
Early Notables of the Castill family (pre 1700)
(c. 1408-1420), and later a Chancellor...
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Migration of the Castill family to Ireland
Some of the Castill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Castill family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Castill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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