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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.

Costel Early Origins



The surname Costel was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Costel Early History


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Costel Early History



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.

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Costel Spelling Variations


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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.

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Costel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Costel Early Notables (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.

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Costel In Ireland


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Costel In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 [1]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)

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