tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Castlelock. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a person who worked in a castle.
The original bearer of the surname Castlelock 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 Castlelock is derived from the Old Norman French word castel,
which means castle.
Early Origins of the Castlelock family
The surname Castlelock was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Castlelock family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castlelock 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 Castlelock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Castlelock Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Castlelock include Castle, Castell, Castles, Castel, Castello and others.
Early Notables of the Castlelock 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 Castlelock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Castlelock family to Ireland
Some of the Castlelock 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 Castlelock family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Castlelock or a variant listed above: George Castell, who settled in Virginia in 1635; followed by Henry in 1639; George Castell settled in Maryland in 1775; Dorothy Castle settled in Virginia in 1639.