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Castleberry History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, German


The many generations and branches of the Castleberry family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person who worked in a castle. The original bearer of the surname Castleberry 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 Castleberry is derived from the Old Norman French word castel, which means castle.

Early Origins of the Castleberry family


The surname Castleberry was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Castleberry family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castleberry research.
Another 400 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1201, 1273, 1240, 1380, 1426, 1408, 1420, 1421, 1426, 1606 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Castleberry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Castleberry Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Castleberry were recorded, including Castle, Castell, Castles, Castel, Castello and others.

Early Notables of the Castleberry family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include John Castell (a.k.a. John Castle (c.1380-1426), English academic, Master of University College, Oxford (c. 1408-1420), and later a Chancellor...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castleberry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Castleberry family to Ireland


Some of the Castleberry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Castleberry family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Castleberry family emigrate to North America:

Castleberry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Castleberry, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1709

Contemporary Notables of the name Castleberry (post 1700)


  • Clement Stewart Castleberry, American founder of Castleberry's Food Company, a Georgia based canned food company founded in the 1920s
  • Lt. Clinton Dillard Castleberry Jr. (1923-1944), American college football player, 1942 All-SEC, 2nd Team All-America and 3rd Place Heisman; he was killed in a B-26 bombing run
  • Robert W. Castleberry, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 8th District, 1933 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Rex Castleberry, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1952 (alternate), 1956 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kelly L. Castleberry (b. 1926), American Democrat politician, Realtor; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1961-66; Defeated, 1966; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1972 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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