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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Castles. It was a name given to someone who was a person who worked in a castle. The original bearer of the surname Castles 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 Castles is derived from the Old Norman French word castel, which means castle.

Castles Early Origins



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

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Castles Spelling Variations


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Castles Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Castles have been found, including Castle, Castell, Castles, Castel, Castello and others.

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Castles Early History


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Castles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castles research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1201, 1273, 1240, 1606 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Castles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Castles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Castles, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Castles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Castles, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834
  • James Castles, aged 29, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • S N Castles, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Castles Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Castles U.E. who settled in Lancaster, Saint John County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Castles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Castles (post 1700)



  • Joseph J. Castles, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1876
  • J. Harry Castles, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1960 (alternate), 1964

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Castles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castles 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 8 June 2016 at 01:06.

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