The origins of the Castlin surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name Castlin began when someone in that family worked as a person who worked in a castle.
The original bearer of the surname Castlin 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 Castlin is derived from the Old Norman French word castel,
which means castle.
Early Origins of the Castlin family
The surname Castlin was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Castlin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castlin 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 Castlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Castlin Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Castlin has appeared include Castle, Castell, Castles, Castel, Castello and others.
Early Notables of the Castlin 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 Castlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Castlin family to Ireland
Some of the Castlin 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 Castlin family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Castlin arrived in North America very early: 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.