Castleman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancient name of Castleman finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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 Castleman is derived from the Old Norman French word castel, which means castle. The suffix man denotes a servant.

Early Origins of the Castleman family

The surname Castleman 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.

Important Dates for the Castleman family

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Castleman Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Castleman family name include Castleman, Casselman, Cassman, Cassellman and others.

Early Notables of the Castleman family (pre 1700)

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Castleman migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Castleman surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Castleman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ann Judith Castleman who settled in New York with her husband, Christian, and daughter Eva, in 1710
  • Anna Judeth Castleman, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1710 [1]
  • Christian Castleman, aged 36, who landed in New York in 1710 [1]
  • Eva Maria Cath Castleman, aged 12, who arrived in New York in 1710 [1]
  • William Castleman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1795 [1]
Castleman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • B. Castleman, aged 43, who landed in America from London, in 1895
  • John C. Castleman, aged 46, who settled in America from London, in 1895
Castleman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ethel Castleman, aged 5, who settled in America from England, in 1900
  • Frances Castleman, aged 26, who landed in America from England, in 1900
  • R. G. Castleman, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Mrs J. Castleman, who immigrated to America, in 1907
  • Letha Castleman, who settled in America, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Castleman (post 1700)

  • Owens Boomer Castleman (1945-2015), known by his stage name Boomer Castleman, an American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • Clydell "Slick" Castleman (1913-1998), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1934 to 1939 for the New York Giants
  • Benjamin Castleman (1906-1982), American pathologist who identified Castleman's disease
  • Robert Lee Castleman, American Grammy Award winning country singer and songwriter
  • Melanie Castleman, née Melanie Spradlin, American Grammy Award nominated country songwriter
  • John Breckinridge Castleman (1841-1918), American Brigadier General and landowner in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Frank Castleman (1877-1946), American Olympic sliver medalist for 200m hurdles at the 1904 games, as well as a football and baseball player [2]
  • Foster Castleman (b. 1931), retired American Major League Baseball player
  • Charles Castleman (b. 1941), American violinist and teacher
  • John Castleman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization) [3]
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Castleman family

HMS Royal Oak
  • Harry Castleman (1908-1939), British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Edward Castleman (d. 1912), aged 37, English Greaser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [5]

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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. ^ Athletes - Famous Olympic Athletes, Medalists, Sports Heroes. (Retrieved 2012, February 23) Frank Castleman. Retrieved from http://www.olympic.org/content/olympic-athletes/generic-athlete-page/?athleteid=58824
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  5. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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