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The surname Castor was first found in Gloucestershire in the west of England where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coster, Costar, Costard, Costerman and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castor research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Castor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Castor, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Castor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Julius Castor, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867

Castor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Castor, aged 46, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
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  • Kathy Castor (b. 1966), American politician, U.S. Representative for Florida's 11th congressional district
  • Jimmy Castor (b. 1947), American pop and funk musician, best known of his hit Troglodyte (Cave Man)
  • George A. Castor (1855-1906), American politician
  • Bruce Castor (b. 1961), American lawyer and politician, District Attorney of Montgomery County
  • Betty Castor (b. 1941), American educator and politician, past President of the University of South Florida
  • William N. Castor, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1988
  • Tobias Castor (1840-1901), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1876 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1888, 1892; Member, Committee on Permanent Organization, Democratic National Convention, 1888
  • Kathy Castor (b. 1966), American Democrat politician, Lawyer ; Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Florida, 2000; Hillsborough County Commissioner, 2002-06; U.S. Representative from Florida 11th District, 2007-; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008
  • Harry C. Castor, American Democrat politician, Kansas Democratic State Chair, 1944-46
  • George Albert Castor (1855-1906), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 3rd District, 1904-06;
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  • Benjamin Castor (1741-1825) and Descendants.
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Castor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castor 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.

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