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The founding heritage of the Castlemain family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Castlemain comes from when one of the family worked as a person who worked in a castle. The original bearer of the surname may have held the post of governor or constable of the castle. The surname Castlemain is derived from the Old Norman French word castel, which means castle. The suffix man denotes a servant.

Castlemain Early Origins



The surname Castlemain was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Castlemain Spelling Variations


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Castlemain Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Castlemain has been spelled many different ways, including Castleman, Casselman, Cassman, Cassellman and others.

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Castlemain Early History


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Castlemain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castlemain research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castlemain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Castlemain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castlemain Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Castlemain Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Castlemains to arrive in North America: Ann Judith Castleman who settled in New York with her husband, Christian, and daughter Eva, in 1710.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Castlemain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castlemain Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 April 2015 at 13:41.

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