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Where did the English Castor family come from? What is the English Castor family crest and coat of arms? When did the Castor family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Castor family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Coster, Costar, Costard, Costerman and others.
First found in Gloucestershire in the west of England where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
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.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
- 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;
- Benjamin Castor (1741-1825) and Descendants.
- Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
- Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
- Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
- Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
- Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
- Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
- Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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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