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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.

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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.

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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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  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. 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.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. 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.
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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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