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The Chastel surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château," meaning castle.

Chastel Early Origins



The surname Chastel was first found in Artois, a former province of northern France where this illustrious family held a family seat with lands and manor for many centuries.

Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel, Haute-Loire, is in the Haute-Loire department; Chastel-Arnaud, is in the Drôme department; Chastel-Nouvel, is in the Lozère department; and Chastel-sur-Murat, is in the Cantal department.

Guigo I also known as Guigues du Chastel, Guigo de Castro and Guigo of Saint-Romain, (1083-1136), was a Carthusian monk and the 5th prior of Grande Chartreuse monastery in the 12th century.

Tanneguy III du Chastel (or Tanguy du Châtel) (1369-1449) was a French military leader of the Hundred Years' War. he was so well regarded the King Louis XI had him buried at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Cléry-Saint-André (Loiret), where Louis XI himself was later buried in 1483.


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Chastel Spelling Variations


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Chastel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Castel, Castet, Castets, Castex, Castelli, Ducastel, Delcastel and many more.

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Chastel Early History


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Chastel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chastel research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1618, 1712, 1644, 1681, 1616, 1694, 1635 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Chastel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chastel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chastel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chastel 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:

Chastel Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Aimee Chastel, who landed in Montreal in 1659
  • Edmee Chastel, who arrived in Montreal in 1659

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chastel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chastel (post 1700)



  • Jean Chastel (1708-1790), French farmer and inn-keeper from the province of Gévaudan, France: he killed killing the Beast of Gévaudan, the man-eating gray wolf, dog or wolfdog which terrorized the former province of Gévaudan, one study estimated there had been 210 attacks; resulting in 113 deaths and 49 injuries
  • André Chastel (1912-1990), French art historian, professor at the Collège de France and author of an important work on the Italian Renaissance
  • Louis Pierre Aimé Chastel (1774-1826), French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 12) Louis Chastel. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Olivier Chastel (b. 1964), Belgian politician, Chairman of the Mouvement Réformateur (2014-)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 12) Louis Chastel. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  7. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
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The Chastel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chastel 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 28 August 2017 at 09:17.

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