The history of the name Castlyn dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who worked in a castle.
The original bearer of the surname Castlyn 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 Castlyn is derived from the Old Norman French word castel,
which means castle.
Early Origins of the Castlyn family
The surname Castlyn was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Castlyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castlyn 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 Castlyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Castlyn Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Castlyn has undergone many spelling variations
, including Castle, Castell, Castles, Castel, Castello and others.
Early Notables of the Castlyn 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 Castlyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Castlyn family to Ireland
Some of the Castlyn 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 Castlyn family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Castlyn were among those contributors: 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.