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

Ducastel Early Origins



The surname Ducastel 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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Ducastel Early History


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Ducastel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ducastel 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 Ducastel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ducastel Spelling Variations


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Ducastel Spelling Variations



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

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Ducastel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ducastel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ducastel 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 or some of its variants were: Pierre Castel, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720; another Pierre Castel, on record in New Orleans in 1837; Augustin Castel, who arrived in New Orleans in 1837.

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