Costel is an old Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a person who worked in a castle.
The original bearer of the surname Costel may have held the post of governor or constable of the castle. However, the surname might also be derived from residence near a castle, or from services or rent owed to a castle. The surname Costel is derived from the Old Norman French word castel,
which means castle.
Early Origins of the Costel family
The surname Costel was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Costel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Costel research.Another 400 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1201, 1273, 1240, 1380, 1426, 1408, 1420, 1421, 1426, 1606 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Costel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Costel Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Costel has been recorded under many different variations, including Castle, Castell, Castles, Castel, Castello and others.
Early Notables of the Costel family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Castell (a.k.a. John Castle (c.1380-1426), English academic, Master of University College, Oxford (c.
1408-1420), and later a Chancellor... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Costel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Costel family to Ireland
Some of the Costel family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Costel family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Costel or a variant listed above:
Costel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- M Del Costel, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)