Castle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Castle family

The surname Castle was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Castle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castle research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1644, 1752 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Castle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Castle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Castell, Castel, Castella, Castello, Castellane, Castellani, Casteller, Casttellon, Castells, Castelllmann, Castelnau and many more.

Early Notables of the Castle family (pre 1700)

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Castle migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gregory Castle, who settled in Maine in 1624
  • Henry Castle, who landed in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1635 [1]
  • Geo Castle, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [1]
  • Georg Castle, who arrived in Virginia in 1638 [1]
  • Dorothy Castle, who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Castle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joann Castle, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • Johannes Castle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Hillis Castle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Christian Castle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Mary Castle, who arrived in Maryland in 1740 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Castle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L Castle, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • R B Castle, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • William H Castle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 [1]
  • Charles B. Castle, who settled in Philadelphia in 1880

Castle migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Anthy Castle, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Anthy Castle, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Edward Castle, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
Castle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Baker Castle, who arrived in Ottawa in 1817

Castle migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Castle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Edward Castle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [2]
  • James Castle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848 [3]
  • Charles Castle, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Macedon" [4]
  • Stephen Castle, aged 44, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" [5]
  • Thomas Castle, aged 14, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Caroline" [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Castle migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Castle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Castle, aged 39, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Maria Castle, aged 37, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Ann Castle, aged 14, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Jane Castle, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • James Castle, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Castle (post 1700)

  • Wendell Castle (1932-2018), American furniture artist and a leading figure in American craft from Emporia, Kansas
  • Michael Newbold "Mike" Castle (b. 1939), American politician, 69th Governor of Delaware (1985-1992), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Delaware's At-large district (1993-2011)
  • Diana Castle (b. 1957), American actress, known for her work on Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) and Rapid Fire (1992)
  • James Castle, American three-time Primetime Emmy Award winning graphic designer, known for his work on The X-Files (1993), Cheers (1982) and Knots Landing (1979)
  • William Castle (1914-1977), American director, producer and actor, known for his work in radio with Orson Wells, and later with Vincent Price in House on Haunted Hill (1959) and The Tingler (1959)
  • Peggie Castle (1927-1973), American actress, known for her work on Lawman (1958), Beginning of the End (1957) and Invasion U.S.A. (1952)
  • Jeremy Castle, American country music singer/songwriter
  • Brigadier General Frederick Walker Castle (1908-1944), Highly decorated American soldier who was awarded both the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Croix de Guerre during WWII [6]
  • William Ernest Castle (1867-1962), American biologist
  • Nial K. Castle, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FORFARSHIRE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Forfarshire.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 11 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MACEDON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/macedon1853.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 26th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Caroline 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/caroline1855.shtml
  6. ^ World War 2 Awards.com - CASTLE, Frederick. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Frederick Castle. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/764
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