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Castano Name Meaning

Spanish and Galician (Castaño): from castaño ‘chestnut (tree)’ (Latin castanea), hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a tree or a habitational name from any of numerous places named with this word. Southern Italian: from medieval Greek kastanon ‘chestnut’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a conspicuous chestnut tree, or a nickname for someone with chestnut-colored hair.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Castagno, Castanon, Cassano, Castro, Campano, Castagna, Bassano

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Where is the Castano family from?

You can see how Castano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Castano family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Castano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Castano family living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Castano's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Castano families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Castano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Castano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Castano. 28% of Castano men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Castano women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Castano were Truck Driver and Packer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Presser
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    38%
  • Dressmaker
    38%
  • Packer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Castano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Castano census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Castano. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 529 military records available for the last name Castano. For the veterans among your Castano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Castano lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Castano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Castano in 1953 was 48, and 79 in 2004.

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