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Castor Early Origins



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

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Castor Spelling Variations


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Castor Spelling Variations



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

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Castor Early History


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Castor Early History



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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Castor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castor Early Notables (pre 1700)



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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Contemporary Notables of the name Castor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Castor (post 1700)



  • 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;
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Castor


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Suggested Readings for the name Castor



  • Benjamin Castor (1741-1825) and Descendants.

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Castor Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    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.

    This page was last modified on 20 October 2015 at 15:11.

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